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's the purpose of the community information session?

    Members of the City’s planning team will be available to assist you better understand the plans that will be on display and 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 are also invited, and may be at the session. 

    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 Anthony Denholm 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 does not have the ability to approve or reject the plans, but will make a recommendation to the Panel.

    What's a Joint Development Assessment Panel?

    Development Assessment Panels (DAP) decide large planning applications. Whether an application is referred to DAP depends on the level and cost of the development. 

    Each DAP consists of five panel members, including three specialist members and two local government councillors. The make-up of members is designed to improve decision-making by balancing their expertise 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.