What happens to my comments?
Your comment 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 names, telephone numbers and addresses will be removed.
Can I attend the Planning Committee meeting?
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 in council chambers.
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.
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 City of Fremantle Planning Committee will consider the application and make recommendation to JDAP. These meetings occur on the first Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.
What's a Development Assessment Panel?
The Development Assessment Panel is a panel comprised of independent technical experts and local government elected members which are appointed to determine some development applications made under existing local and regional planning schemes.
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.