Development Assessment Panels

A Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent town planning body that is responsible for determining certain types of development applications, as if they were the local council.

A key component of planning reform in Western Australia, Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) are intended to enhance planning expertise in decision making by improving the balance between technical advice and local knowledge.

Each DAP consists of five panel members, three being specialist members and two local government councillors.

DAP determines development applications that meet set type and value thresholds as if it were the responsible authority under the relevant planning instrument, such as the local planning scheme or region planning scheme.  The DAP regulations state that DAP applications cannot be determined by local government or the Western Australia Planning Commission (WAPC).

The role of DAP members is to determine development applications within a certain type and value threshold through consistent, accountable, and processional decision-making.

DAP Assessment applies to the following Development Applications:

a) Where estimated development cost is $10 million or more (mandatory); or

b) Where estimated development cost is $2 million and less than $10 million - (optional)  - applicant can choose to "opt-in" or not to.


DAP Application Forms & Fee Schedule

DAP Form 1 - Notice of Development Application to be determined by DAP can be found here - DAP's Website

DAP Form 2 - Application for Amendment or Cancellation of a DAP Determination can be found here - DAP's Website

DAP Fees for applications can be found here - DAP's Website 


Current Development Assessment Panel Applications



Development Assessment Panel Applications - Determined

Proposed Fast Food Outlet, Associated Drive Through and Parking Reinstatement Works
LOT 63 (60) Sandridge Road and LOT 69 Pennant Road, East Bunbury

RJDAP Meeting Reference: RJDAP/57
RJDAP Application Reference: DAP/22/02201
City of Bunbury Reference: 5/2022/56/1

Decision Date: 22 June2022
Decision Notice can be found here​​​

Cold Store
LOT 5 Rawling Road & Portion LOT 1050 South Western Highway Davenport

RJDAP Meeting Reference: RJDAP/49
RJDAP Application Reference: DAP/21/02130
City of Bunbury Reference: 5/2021/286/1

Decision Date: 15 March 2022
Decision Notice can be found here


Service Station
Lot 101 (#8D) Picton Road East Bunbury

RJDAP Application Reference: DAP/21/02113
City of Bunbury Reference: 5/2021/254/1

Decision Date:  14 February 2022
Decision Notice can be found here


Four Storey Office Development
Lot 20 (#22) Stephen Street, Lot 74 (#60) Blair Street & Lot 856 Haley Road Bunbury

RJDAP Meeting Reference: JDAP/23
RJDAP Application Reference:  DAP/21/01934
City of Bunbury Reference: 5/2020/292/1

Decision Date: 21 April 2021
Decision Notice can be found here


Racetrack Redevelopment
LOT4354 Bussell Highway & LOT36 #18 Barr Road Carey Park

RJDAP Application Reference: DAP/19/01718
City of Bunbury Reference: 5/2019/231/1

Decision Date: 12 August 2020
Decision Notice can be found here


SWAMS Health Hub & Cultural Park
LOT4669 Forrest Avenue, CAREY PARK

RJDAP Application Reference: DAP/19/01673
City of Bunbury Reference: 5/2019/119/1

Decision Date: 30 July 2020
Decision Notice can be found here


LOT 63, LOT 68, LOT 69, LOT 70, LOT 150 #60 Sandridge Road, Pennant Road East Bunbury & #132 Strickland Street, BUNBURY

RJDAP Application Reference: DAP/18/01496
City of Bunbury Reference: 5/2018/211/2

Decision Date: 12 June 2020
Decision Notice can be found here


LOT1, LOT3, LOT18 & LOT19 #15 Holywell Street / LOT4 #21 Holywell Street & LOT180 #0 Jarvis Street, SOUTH BUNBURY

JDAP Application Reference: DAP/20/1740
City of Bunbury Reference: 5/2019/238/1

Decision Date: 18 May 2020
Decision Notice can be found here 


Development Assessment Panel Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Meeting Minutes: 

For further information or previous minutes and agendas, please visit the Department of Planning website.


Agendas and Meeting Notifications​

Currently nil meetings scheduled.

Please refer to DAP website for all agendas and minutes.​ 


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