Development Assessment Panels

The City of Melville operates under the jurisdiction of the Joint Metro Central Development Assessment Panel.

Development Assessment Panel Applications

The following information is provided in relation to the lodgement and assessment of applications that are determined by the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel:

DAP Applications Currently Under Assessment at the City of Melville

The following DAP applications are currently under assessment:

ReferencePropertyDescriptionStatus
DA-2016-1080   855-857 Canning Highway, Applecross & 37-41 Reynolds Road, Mt PleasantTwo Storey (with Basement) Commercial Development Incorporating Shops, Medical Centre and Office

Under Assessment.

The meeting  of the Metro Central JDAP is scheduled to be held on 14 August 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, 140 William Street, Perth.

Please refer to Planning WA for the Agenda.

DA-2017-93621 Kishorn Road, ApplecrossFour Storey Multiple Dwelling Development (21 Units)Under Assessment
DA-2017-51122-24 Kearns Crescent, ArdrossMixed Use Development ( 48 multiple dwellings and 3 commercial tenancies)

Under Assessment

DA-2017-670

27 Willcock Street, Ardross

 

Mixed Use Commecial and Residential DevelopmentFormal consultation. Please refer to the City of Melville Community Consultation page for further details.  Consultation will commence Monday, 24 July 2017.
DA-2017-93487 Coomoora Road, BooragoonSix Storey Mixed Use DevelopmentFormal consultation. Please refer to the City of Melville Community Consultation page for further details.  Consultation will commence Tuesday, 11 October 2011.
DA-2017-96830 Willcock Street, ArdrossFour Storey Mixed Use DevelopmentFormal consultation. Please refer to the City of Melville Community Consultation page for further details.  Consultation will commence Tuesday, 11 October 2011.
DA-2017-59930 Weld Street, PalmyraTwo - Three Storey Multiple Dwelling Development (13 units)Formal consultation. Please refer to the City of Melville Community Consultation page for further details.  Consultation will commence Wednesday, 27 September 2017.

Where an application is currently undergoing Community Consultation, please contact Customer Services and request to speak to the officer assessing the application for more details.

Lodgement

Pre-Lodgement

The City of Melville operates a pre-lodgement process for DAP applications. Please contact a Senior Planning Officer at the City to discuss a preliminary proposal.

The Officer will undertake a pre-lodgement assessment of the proposal against the requirements of the Local Planning Scheme, Activity Centre Plan (where relevant), the Residential Design Codes and Council Policy.

The preliminary proposal will also be referred to the City’s Architectural and Urban Design Advisory Panel for review and comment. This is free of charge.

The applicant and architect are expected to attend the panel meeting to answer questions by the Panel. Comments provided by the Panel are expected to be integrated into the proposal.

Formal Lodgement

There are two types of DAP applications.

  • Form 1 applications are new development proposals
  • Form 2 applications are for amendments to approved Form 1 applications

Development Assessment Panel applications are to be formally lodged in person to the City of Melville. Please contact Customer Service to speak with a Senior Planning Officer to arrange a time to lodge the application.

Applications are to be lodged in digital format only. All information is required to be provided on CD or USB. Only one hard copy of the appropriate DAP Form (Form 1 or Form 2) is required for signing by the City of Melville Officer at the time of lodgement.

The Planning Application Checklist outlines the information required to be lodged as part of an application.

All information is required to be submitted at the time of formal lodgement. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Where an application is found to be missing information after formal lodgement, the application will be placed on hold with the DAP until all required information is received.

Application Types

Mandatory

Where proposed developments have an estimated cost of construction of $10 million or more, the planning applications must be determined by the DAP.

This excludes the following types of applications:

  • A single house and any associated carport, patio, outbuilding and incidental development;
  • Applications for less than 10 grouped or multiple dwellings and any associated carport, outbuilding and incidental development;
  • Developments being undertaken by a local government or the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Optional

Where estimated construction cost of construction of a development is between $2-10 million, an applicants can opt to have their application determined by the DAP. If they do not elect to have the DAP determine the application, the City of Melville is the determining authority for the application.

This excludes the following types of applications:

  • A single house and any associated carport, patio, outbuilding and incidental development;
  • Applications for less than 10 grouped or multiple dwellings and any associated carport, patio, outbuilding and incidental development;
  • Developments being undertaken by a local government or the Commission.

Assessment

Upon formal lodgement of the application, the City of Melville refers the application to the DAP Secretariat for their information.

DAP applications are referred to the City's Design Review Panel for review and comment. This is an internal process and the public is not permitted to attend.

The applicant (including the architect) are invited to attend the meeting. The Panel may ask questions of the applicant and architect prior to providing comment and feedback.

A summary of the outcome of the Panel meeting is provided to the applicant. Amendments outlined by the Panel are expected to be integrated into the proposal.

During assessment of the application, the proposal may be referred to relevant external authorities for comment (ie Main Roads WA, Swan River Trust etc) where required.

Comments may also be sought from internal departments where required.

The application is assessed against the following documents:

  • City of Melville Local Planning Scheme No. 6
  • Residential Design Codes (State Planning Policy 3.1) – where residential development is proposed
  • Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015
  • Relevant Local Planning Policies

Neighbour consultation is undertaken where required in accordance with Local Planning Policy LPP1.1 Planning Process and Decision Making.

Decision

Membership of the JDAP Panel

A Panel consists of three Specialist Members (including the Presiding Member) and two Elected Members from the local government.

Panel Meeting

The applicant and owner will be invited to the JDAP meeting by the DAP Secretariat.

Where submissions are received, submitters will be invited by the local government to attend the meeting of the JDAP and have the opportunity to make a deputation.

Submitters will also be notified by the City of Melville in writing of the outcome of the meeting.

Where an applicant or owner is aggrieved by a decision of the JDAP (including in relation to a condition of approval) they are to apply to the State Administrative Tribunal within 28 days of the decision.

There are no third party appeal rights in Western Australia.

Further Information

The Development Assessment Panel website provides access to:

  • DAP Application Forms
  • DAP Process and General Information
  • Upcoming agendas and previous minutes of meetings of the Metro Central JDAP

City of Melville Activity Centre Plans

  • Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan
  • Melville City Centre Activity Centre Plan
  • Riseley Activity Centre Plan
  • Willagee Structure Plan

Planning WA website