Why have revised plans been submitted (June 2019)?

    After being refused by the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP), the applicant lodged an appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal. As a result of the appeal process, amended plans have been submitted for the City’s consideration. You can view them here.

    The new plans reduce the scope of the application from a three storey, six unit multiple dwelling development to a development comprising three, two storey Grouped dwellings. The existing heritage place on the lot is proposed to be used as an Educational Establishment tentatively for the use of individual and group tutoring.

    The application seeks discretion against the following criteria:

    • Land Use – Educational Establishment, Grouped Dwelling

    • Density

    • Boundary wall (south)

    • Lot boundary setback (south)

    • Front setback (Louisa St - Lower and Upper floors)

    • On-site car parking (Educational Establishment)

    • Open space

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

    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.

    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.

    What's a Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP)?

    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.

    Can I attend the Planning Committee meeting?

    Yes. Planning Committee meetings are open to the public, so any interested person can attend. The meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6.00 pm at North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Road, Fremantle.

    Question time is held at the beginning of the meeting to allow members of the public to address the committee. If you would like to do this, you'll need to register - find out how on the council meetings page

    Agendas and minutes of the planning committee meetings are available here.