Development Assessment Panel
A Development Assessment Panel is an independent body which make decisions on development applications in place of local government and/or the Western Australian Planning Commission.
Development Assessment Panels are established under the Planning and Development Act 2005
and administered by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage in accordance with the Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panels) Regulations 2011
The City of Belmont forms part of the Metro Inner-South Joint Development Assessment Panel. The Panel consists of five members, with three specialist members and two local government councillors.
Mandatory development assessment panel applications
Development applications proposed within the City of Belmont with a value of $10 million or more need to be determined by the Development Assessment Panel.
Optional development assessment panel applications
If the value of a development is between $2 million and $10 million, applicants/landowners can choose to have their development application determined by the Development Assessment Panel, instead of the City of Belmont.
Local government delegated applications
If the value of a development is between $2 million and $10 million, the City of Belmont may choose to delegate its decision-making authority to the Development Assessment Panel.
The types of application which cannot be determined by the Development Assessment Panel include:
- Single houses
- Carports, shade sails, outbuildings or sheds
- Less than 10 grouped dwellings or multiple dwellings
- Development by the local government or Western Australian Planning Commission
If you need to request approval from the Development Assessment Panel, you can submit your application with the City of Belmont.
Please note, you will need to meet the usual application and information requirements (including the application fee) along with an extra form and fee:
- A DAP Form 1 is needed for all new applications;
- A DAP Form 2 is needed to amend or cancel any previous Development Assessment Panel approvals.
These forms can be downloaded from the website of the Development Assessment Panel
You can find the agenda and minutes for the Metro Inner-South Joint Development Assessment Panel on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage's website
You may like to check out the following link:
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage: Development Assessment Panels