Development assessment panel (DAP)

A Development assessment panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body for some larger scale development (planning) applications. These panels are comprised of technical experts and elected local government representatives.

The DAP for the City of Joondalup is the Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel.

Type of DAP applications

DAPs are generally responsible for determining development applications where the cost of development:

  • is $10 million in value or higher, excluding a warehouse development (mandatory DAP applications).
  • is between $2 million and $10 million (or a warehouse development with a value of $2 million or greater) and an applicant has elected for the DAP to determine the application

DAP process

It is recommended applicants email Planning Services to arrange a pre-lodgement meeting prior to submitting a DAP application.

Local Governments are responsible for receiving, assessing, and reporting on all DAP applications. Where an application is required to be determined by a DAP the City will forward the application to the DAP secretariat upon receipt, and will then provide a report to the DAP following a technical assessment of the proposal.

Further information on DAPs, their roles and responsibilities and relevant fees are available from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.