Development Assessment Panel Meetings

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Town of Cambridge DAP Applications

See a list of current and past JDAP applications.

To view current applications for JDAP consideration visit  Metro West JDAP - Current Applications

To view past applications considered by JDAP visit  Metro West JDAP - Agenda/Minutes Archive 

What is a Development Assessment Panel?

A Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body made up of technical experts and elected local government representatives.  The role of a DAP is to determine certain development applications in place of the local authority.  DAPs are a State Government initiative and are mandatory in Western Australia.

DAPs are only decision-making bodies.  Cambridge is still responsible for the assessment of the application and undertaking any community consultation required.

What applications are decided at DAP meeting?

Development applications where the estimated cost of the development is equal to or more than $7 million will be referred to a DAP meeting.  There is also the opportunity to choose to have a development application referred to a DAP meeting where the estimated cost of the development is between $3 million and $7 million.

Note: applications for a single house or fewer than ten grouped or multiple dwellings are excluded from being referred to a DAP meeting.

Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel

Cambridge belongs to the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) together with Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Peppermint Grove, Subiaco and Vincent.

Members on the Metro West JDAP are: 

Specialist Members

  • Ms Megan Bartle (Presiding Member)
  • Mr Clayton Higham (Deputy Presiding Member)
  • Mr Malcolm MacKay (Specialist Member)

Cambridge Council Elected Members

  • Mayor Simon Withers (Local Government Member)
  • Cr Corinne MacRae (Local Government Member)
  • Cr Rod Bradley (Deputy Local Government Member)
  • Cr Pauline O'Connor JP (Deputy Local Government Member)


DAP meetings are open to the public, so any interested person can attend.

People invited to give a presentation may address the DAP during the meeting.  These include the applicant and anyone who may have made a submission on the application during public advertising.

A request in writing is required to the DAP Secretariat at least 72 hours before the DAP meeting for anyone wishing to present at the meeting.  Requests, made with the below form, are to be emailed to the DAP Secretariat


   DAP Presentation Request Form

Further information on DAPs

If you would like more information visit the Department of Planning's DAP's website

The website provides a 'one-stop-shop' to help applicants and the community understand the DAP process and provides information on meetings, application fees and forms and relevant DAP documents.


Last Updated: 16/12/2014