Joint Development Assessment Panel

A Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) is an independent decision-making body that determines certain development applications in the place of the original decision maker, such as local government and/or the Western Australian planning Commission (WAPC). JDAPs are made up of independent technical experts and elected local government representatives.

Applications we receive are determined by the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

Local government members rotate on-and-off the JDAP at a meeting, so that the JDAP application within each local government is represented by a relevant Council member.

Metro outer JDAP

For applications received within the Shire, the panel consists of:

  • Gene Koltasz – Presiding Member.
  • Karen Hyde – Deputy Presiding Member.
  • Jason Hick – Third Specialist Member.
  • Cr David Bolt (Shire President) – Local Member.
  • Cr Ange Rogers – Local Member.

The following Alternate Members may attend JDAP meeting in lieu of a Local Member:

  • Cr David Pike – Alternate Member.
  • Cr Douglas McLarty (Deputy Shire President) – Alternate Member.

JDAP application types

Mandatory application

This applies to a proposed development that has an estimated cost of $10 million or more and is not an exempted development. Exempted developments include the construction of a single dwelling, fewer than 10 grouped dwellings or multiple dwellings, carports, patios, outbuildings or associated incidental development.

A mandatory application must be determined by a JDAP, not a local government or the WAPC.

Optional application

This applies to a proposed development that has an estimated construction cost between $2 million and $10 million. The applicant may choose to use the JDAP process or have their application determined by the Shire, and/or the WAPC if applicable.

Amended or cancelled application

Sometimes the JDAP development approval which was granted needs to be amended. For example, following approval of a JDAP application an application may be made to the DAP seeking to:

  • Extend the period in which the development must be substantially commenced.
  • Amend or delete a condition of development.
  • Amend an aspect of the development, in a manner which does not substantially alter the development that was approved.
  • Cancel the approval.

To amend or cancel an application, written justification must be provided outlining the reasons for the request as well as the normal information requirements. In this instance, the applicant can elect for either the Shire or JDAP to determine the application.

Information requirements

All JDAP applications are lodged with the Shire of Murray.

The following information is to be submitted with a DAP application or amended applications:

DAP Application Form 1 or Form 2

Shire of Murray Development Application Form

Peel Region Scheme Development Application Form

Fees (Local Government Fee and DAP Fee)

Electronic version of the plans and technical reports in PDF format.

Minutes and agendas

Agenda and minutes for DAP meetings are available from Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Past agendas and minutes

Property address Description Decision Agenda and minutes