Development Assessment Panel

A Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body comprised of technical experts and elected local government representatives. Joint Development Assessment Panels (JDAPs) are established to service two or more local governments.

What does DAP do?

Under the DAP regulations, each DAP will determine certain development applications as if they were the responsible authority.  For example, if a DAP application is submitted to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale the application will be assessed against the Shire's town planning scheme, relevant planning policies and Metropolitan Regional Scheme (MRS) as per any other application submitted to that authority.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is a part of the Metropolitan East JDAP which covers the following areas:

  • Serpentine Jarrahdale
  • Armadale
  • Gosnells
  • Kalamunda
  • Mundaring
  • Swan

Can I attend a DAP Meeting?

The public can attend DAP meetings.  Please click below to find out about more about DAP meetings.

Making a presentation at a DAP Meeting

When a DAP application is advertised under the local planning scheme and/or region schemes, submissions may be sent to local government. Submitters may also wish to be present at the DAP meeting.

Any submitter wishing to address the DAP meeting is to send a DAP Presentation Request form to the DAP Secretariat (at the Department of Planning) via email at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

The presentation request form is to be accompanied by a written document setting out the name of the person or representative of the group, the DAP application it relates to and the substance of the submission to the person or group proposes to make.

All requests should be sent to the DAP Secretariat email address 

Please note that presentations are limited to a maximum of five minutes.

Presentation Request Form


DAP Applications Under Assessment at the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Follow the link to see DAP applications that are currently under assessment.

DAPs agendas and minutes