About DAPs

As a key component of planning reform in Western Australia, fifteen Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) were established by the Minister of Planning on 1 July 2011.

Each DAP consists of five panel members, three being specialist members and two local government councillors, and is intended to enhance planning expertise in decision making by improving the balance between technical advice and local knowledge.

Effectively, development applications will be accepted and assessed by the City of Perth in the usual way, the exception being that development applications of the value of $20 million or more will be determined by the City of Perth LDAP.

The City of Perth LDAP

The Local Government Members of the City of Perth LDAP are as follows:

Commissioner Lumsden

Local Government Member

Commissioner Hammond

Local Government Member

Commissioner McMath

Local Government Alternate Member 


For information about how DAPs operate, membership, and development application types, please visit the Development Assessment Panels section of the PlanningWA website.To access the City of Perth LDAP and access meeting agendas and minutes, visit the Development Assessment Panels section of the PlanningWA website, and select the City of Perth LDAP.