Development Assessment Panels (DAP)

A Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body which determines certain development applications in place of the local government authority.

DAP panels are comprised of independent technical experts and elected local government representatives.

The City of Busselton is included in the Regional JDAP. Further information can be found on the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage website.

DAP Application Requirements

Any mandatory or optional DAP applications require a pre-lodgement meeting with one of the City’s Senior Planning Officers.

An application for development approval is required to be determined at JDAP if it meets the following criteria:

Mandatory DAPs

Where the estimated cost of development is $10 million or more (excluding GST). Not including the development of a ‘warehouse’.

Optional DAPs

Where the estimated cost of development is $2 million or more (excluding GST). Which includes the development of a ‘warehouse’.

Development Exempt from DAPs

The following types of applications are excluded from determination by DAPs in accordance with the DAP Regulations:

  • Single Houses;
  • Less than 10 Grouped or Multiple Dwellings;
  • Carports, shade sails, outbuildings and sheds;
  • Development by a local government or the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

The types of applications outlined above are to be determined by the local government or the WAPC.

Please Note: DAP application forms and fees are required in addition to all of the usual City of Busselton application requirements.

DAP Fees

Please see the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage website for the latest DAP fees. 

Current and Past DAP Applications:

View the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage website for the agendas and minutes of all DAP applications.

Agenda's are regularly updated prior to DAP meetings, please check the DPLH website for the most current version.

Upcoming meetings:

- There are no upcoming meetings

Minutes from past meetings:

JDAP Minutes No 17 - DA20/0624 - Mixed Use Multiple Residential

All archived minutes are available on the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage website

Related Information

Planning Checklists, Forms & Fees

How to Apply

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