What happens to my comments?

    Your comment will be provided to the applicant to allow them to respond to any issues raised and to decision-makers 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 names, telephone numbers and addresses will be removed.

    What is the purpose of the community information session?

    Members of the City’s planning team will be available to assist you interpret the plans that will be on display and to answer any questions you may have. The session is informal and designed to allow you to drop in and find out more about what has been proposed for the site. Elected members and the applicant have also been invited. 

    Where can I see the plans?

    The proposed plans are available for download from the document library on this page or can be viewed at the City’s customer service centre located at 8 William Street, Fremantle from 8.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.  If you would like assistance reading the plans or have any questions, please contact Chloe Johnston by phoning (08) 9432 9999 or send an email to planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au

    Who will determine the application?

    The application will be determined by the Joint Development Assessment Panel. Council will make a recommendation to the Panel.

    What's a Joint Development Assessment Panel?

    Development Assessment Panels (DAP) determine large planning applications of a certain type and value threshold. 

    Each DAP consists of five panel members, including three specialist members and two local government councillors. The make-up of members is designed to enhance planning expertise in decision making by improving the balance between technical advice and local knowledge. 

    There are two different types of DAPS - Local Development Assessment Panels - which service a single, high-growth local government area with lots of development activity - and Joint Development Assessment Panels (JDAPs) - which service two or more local governments. 

    There are eight JDAPs in Western Australia. The panel servicing the Fremantle local government area is called the Metro South West JDAP.