Development assessment panel (DAP)

A development assessment panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body which determines certain development applications in the place of the original decision maker, being the local government authority and/or the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). DAP's are comprised of independent technical experts and elected local government representatives.

Joint development assessment panels (JDAPs) were established to service two or more local governments and the City of Stirling is part of the metro north-west joint development assessment panel.

Effective 1 July 2011, under the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) Regulations, each DAP will determine development applications which meet set type and value thresholds, as if it were the responsible authority under the relevant planning instrument, such as the local planning scheme or regional planning scheme. 

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Development applications

To have your say on development applications currently open for public comment, please see: 

Development applications open for public comment

More information and contact

For more information on DAPs, how to make an application, fees, forms and appeals please visit the Department of Planning website.