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 boundaries from 27 April

The Minister for Planning has announced that the number of Development Assessment Panels has been reduced from nine down to five, effective from 27 April 2020, in line with the suite of initiatives outlined in the Action Plan for Planning Reform.  

Details of the new boundaries are defined on the DAP boundaries information page and the previous boundary agendas and minutes remain available on the Agendas and minutes page.

If you have any queries please contact the DAP secretariat on 6551 9919.

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 28 April 2020
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