City of Karratha

Planning Fees

Please refer to the City of Karratha Fee Schedule


Development Assessment Panels Fees

If a development application is submitted with the City of Karratha and is of a certain value, an applicant can choose that it is determined by the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) instead of the City, this is called an ‘Optional Application’. In some cases, developments must be determined by DAP and are referred to as ‘Mandatory DAP Applications’. The criteria for each is as follows:

  • Optional Application – developments where the estimated value is between $2 million - $10 million;
  • Mandatory Application – developments where the estimated value is over $10 million (unless the development is a single house, or the construction of less than 10 grouped or multiple dwellings).  

There are additional forms and application fee’s which must be submitted with your application, which can be accessed from the Department of Planning’s website DAPs publications, fees, forms and templates - Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (


Any person who is intending upon lodging a DAP application with the City of Karratha is encouraged to speak to one of the Planning Officers before submitting the application.