Development Assessment Panel (DAP)
A Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body comprised of technical experts and elected local government representatives. Joint Development Assessment Panels (JDAPs) are established to service two or more local governments.
Under the DAP regulations, each DAP will determine certain development applications as if they were the responsible authority. For example, if a DAP application is submitted to the City of Subiaco, the application will be assessed against the local planning scheme, relevant local planning policies and Metropolitan Regional Scheme (MRS) as per any other application submitted to that authority.
The DAP regulations state that mandatory DAP applications cannot be determined by local government or the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).
On 22 April 2020 the Minister for Planning announced changes to the boundaries of DAPs. As of 27 April 2020 the City of Subiaco is part of the Metro Inner-North JDAP which covers the Bassendeen, Bayswater, Subiaco, Cambridge, Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Peppermint Grove, Stirling and Vincent local government areas.
Upcoming Metro Inner-North JDAP meetings
MINJDAP/81 - 9am Monday 12 April 2021
Council Chambers, City of Subiaco
Please be aware that there is reduced room capacity in the Council Chambers public gallery as a result of ongoing health restrictions.
DAP/20/01923 - 7.2020.177.1
97-101 Evans Street & 375-379 Railway Road SHENTON PARK
Demolition of existing building and construction of a six storey Mixed Use Development (62 Multiple Dwellings and one commercial tenancy (Restaurant/Café))
DAP/20/01920 - 7.2020.176.1
154 Hay Street SUBIACO
Six storey Mixed Use Development (12 Multiple Dwellings and 1 commercial tenancy (Café/Restaurant))
Download a copy of the meeting agenda.
Meetings, agendas and minutes
The agendas and finalised minutes of the Metro Inner-North JDAP are available on the DAP website.
The Local Government is required to publish a copy of the signed minutes on its website in accordance with regulation 44(7) of the Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panels) Regulations 2011.
For enquiries, please contact DAP Secretariat on 6551 9919 or via email email@example.com.
What happens at a DAP meeting?
- The meeting will commence once a quorum is achieved and the minute taker is in attendance.
- Formalities such as the noting of the minutes, absences, apologies and disclosures of interest are completed.
- The presiding member then invites submitters' presentations to be made.
- The DAP members then consider and discuss the responsible authority’s reports.
- DAP members determine the applications by consensus or by majority vote.
- The presiding member reports to the panel on any applications to amend/cancel DAP approval and any SAT reviews.
- Any general business is discussed before the meeting is closed.
Can I attend a DAP meeting?
DAP meetings are open to the public.
How can I make a presentation at a DAP meeting?
When a DAP application is advertised under the local planning scheme and/or region schemes, submissions may be sent to local government. Submitters may also wish to present at the DAP meeting.
Any submitter wishing to address the DAP meeting is to send a DAP presentation request form to the DAP Secretariat via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. The presentation request form is to be accompanied by a written document setting out the name of the person or representative of the group, the DAP application it relates to, and the substance of the submission the person or group proposes to make.
Download the DAP presentation request form from the DAP website.
The number of submissions that may be received at the meeting is at the discretion of the presiding member. The presiding member will approve or refuse the request and decide the order in which presentations may be made.
Please note presentations are limited to a maximum of five minutes.
Refer to the City's online engagement website Have Your Say Subiaco for all planning proposals currently open for comment.
Current DAP applications open for public comment
No DAP applications are currently open for public comment.
DAP applications determined by the Metro Inner North JDAP
Item: DAP/20/01890 - 66 Jersey Street JOLIMONT
Application details: Development of a Mixed Use 8 Multiple Dwelling, Cafe and Car Parking
This item was deferred at the meeting held 10 February 2021. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/20/01895 - 51 Forrest Street SUBIACO
Application details: Demolition of existing buildings and construction of new commercial tenancy and 5 multiple dwellings
This item was determined at the meeting held 10 February 2021. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/20/01869 - 25 Rowland Street, Subiaco
Application details: Mixed-Use development (18 multiple dwellings & 1 ground floor commercial tenancy)
This item was determined at the meeting held 12 January 2021. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/20/01793 - 3-5 May Avenue, Subiaco
Application Details: Demolition of two grouped dwellings and construction of a three storey multiple dwelling development (12 apartments)
This item was determined at the meeting held 8 September 2020. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/20/01760 – 1 Forrest Street, Subiaco
Application Details: Partial demolition of existing building, construction of a two storey commercial building (shop and office) and associated signage
The item was determined at the meeting held 22 June 2020. Download the meeting minutes.
DAP applications determined by the former Metro West JDAP
Item: DAP/18/01530 – 10 Rokeby Road and 375 Roberts Road, Subiaco (former Pavilion Market site)
Application Details: Amendment to previous development approval (construction of a 24 storey mixed use development precinct comprising basement parking, restaurants, fast food outlets, shops, small bar, tavern, office and multiple dwellings)
This item was determined at the meeting held 3 February 2020. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/18/01642 – 95 Evans Street, Subiaco
Application Details: Four storey multiple dwelling development (10 apartments)
This item was determined at the meeting held 4 November 2019. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/16/01132 – 18-22 Coghlan Road, Subiaco
Application Details: Extension to the term of planning approval
This item was determined at the meeting held 30 May 2019. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/18/01530 – 10 Rokeby Road and 375 Roberts Road, Subiaco (former Pavilion Market site)
Application Details: Demolition of existing buildings and construction of a 24 storey mixed use development precinct comprising basement parking, restaurants, fast food outlets, shops, small bar, tavern, office and 240 multiple dwellings.
This item was determined at the meeting held 22 February 2019. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/16/01154 – 18 Subiaco Road, Subiaco
Application Details: Construction of 10 multiple dwellings – Extension to term of approval
This item was determined at the meeting held 21 November 2018. Download the meeting minutes
Item: DAP/18/01369 – 368 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Application Details: Two (2) ground level commercial tenancies and 10 multiple dwellings – Retention and refurbishment of balcony over Rokeby Road.
This item was determined at the meeting held 24 April 2018. Download the meeting minutes.
Item: DAP/14/00680 – 375 Roberts Road and 10 Rokeby Road, Subiaco (former Pavilion Market site)
Application Details: Demolition of Existing Buildings and Construction of Restaurants, Fast food outlets, Shops, Small Bar, Roof Top Bar, Car Parking, Parking Station, Residential Apartments, Resident Amenities, Open Air Cinema and Public Lanes and Arcades – Extension to term of approval
This item was determined at the meeting held 4 December 2017. Download the meeting minutes.
For copies of meeting minutes prior to 2017, please refer to the DAPs website.
Does my application need to be determined by a DAP?
Your development application is a DAP application if it falls into one of the following two categories:
- Mandatory DAP applications – where the value of the development is seven million or more and not considered an ‘excluded development application’.
- Opt-in DAP applications – the applicant has chosen to have their application determined by a DAP. Opt-in DAP applications are for those applications where the value is three to seven million and are not considered an ‘excluded development application’.
The following will not be determined by a DAP:
- Construction of:
i) a single house and any associated carport, patio, outbuilding and incidental development
ii) less than ten grouped dwellings and any associated carport, patio, outbuilding and incidental development
iii) less than ten multiple dwellings and any associated carport, patio, outbuilding and incidental development.
- Development in an improvement scheme area.
- Development by a local government or the WAPC.
- Development in a district for which:
i) a DAP is not established at the time the application is made
ii) a DAP has been established for less than sixty days at the time the application is made.
The DAP process
DAP applications must be assessed following the local government’s standard process as per the local planning scheme. This includes:
- public advertising if required; and
- consultation with internal departments and external referral agencies.
The City of Subiaco must then prepare a Responsible Authority Report (RAR) which includes a recommendation to the JDAP. Applications are determined by the Metro Inner North JDAP at a special meeting of its members.
Lodging a DAP application
When lodging a DAP application, the applicant must:
- submit any application forms, supporting documentation and pay any fees as required under the local planning scheme, and
- submit and pay any application forms and fees as required by the DAP regulations.
DAP application forms and fees are available on the DAP website here. The City's application forms and fees are available on the Lodging a development application page.
For more information about Development Assessment Panels, visit the DAPs section on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.
To speak to the City's Planning Services regarding a DAP application, please call (08) 9237 9222 or email email@example.com.