What happens to my submission?

    Your submission will be reviewed by the assessing officer and considered in the assessment of the development application. A copy of your submission will be provided to the applicant to allow them to respond to any issues raised and to council, to assist in their decision-making. 

    A summary of your submission may be included in publicly available council and planning committee reports. Personal details such as your name and address will be removed.

    What's the purpose of the Talk to a Planner session?

    The Talk to a Planner session is designed to allow you to learn more about the development proposal. Members of the City’s planning team will be available to explain the plans in further detail and answer your questions. The session is an informal, 'drop-in' style event. Elected members and the applicant are also invited.

    Who will decide this development application?

    The decision-maker for this planning application is the Metropolitan South-West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP). JDAP is administered by the Department of Planning to determine planning applications, if the development value is over a certain threshold.

    Before JDAP makes a decision, the Planning Committee will review the City's report to JDAP. These meetings occur on the first Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

    What's a Joint Development Assessment Panel?

    Development Assessment Panels have independent technical experts and local government elected members who are appointed to determine some development applications.

    The panel composition provides a balance between the local knowledge of elected members and the technical expertise of the independent members in determining significant development applications.

    DAPs are required to make decisions based on the local planning scheme and associated planning policies.

    For more information on Development Assessment Panels, please visit the Department of Planning website, email daps@planning.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 6551 9919.