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 DAP Reporting Templates 

DAP responsible authority report ‘RAR’ templates have been updated to be more consistent and concise, with a greater focus on key issues within the application. The improved templates also offer clearer instructions and guidance for report writers.

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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 7 September 2020
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