Development Assessment Panels

As 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.

Changes to the LPS Regulations

Amendments to the LPS Regulations and Deemed Provisions have been implemented as of 15 February 2021. 

View the Development Assessment Explanatory Guidelines to see how these may affect a DAP application.

View the guidelines

DAPs during the COVID-19 situation

The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) system continues to operate and accept development applications.

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation closely and following Government advice to ensure the safety of our stakeholders.

Applicants and the public will be kept informed of any updates. If you have a specific question, please contact the DAP Secretariat.

The most up to date information on COVID-19 and advice for the community and businesses in Western Australia can be found at

Page last reviewed 3 March 2021
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