City of Karratha

Development Assessment Panel

Certain types of planning applications are required to be determined by the Development Assessment Panel (DAP). Under the regulations, each Development Assessment Panel will determine development applications that meet certain type and value thresholds as if it were the responsible authority under the relevant planning instrument, such as the local planning scheme or region planning scheme.

The regulations state that Development Assessment Panel applications cannot be determined by local government or the Western Australian Planning Commission.

For more information on the Development Assessment Panel process, please refer to the Department of Planning’s Website.