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Development Assessment Panel

The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is a body established by Council for the assessment and determination of development applications, including those where representations from the public will be heard.

The DAP also provides comments to the Development Assessment Commission on applications to be determined by the Commission and considers compromise proposals on appeals before the Environment, Resources and Development Court.

DAP Meetings

Meetings of the Development Assessment Panel are held on the second Monday of each month, commencing at 5:30pm in the Council Chamber at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect. If the meeting date falls on a public holiday then an alternative date will be selected if required. The DAP agenda, associated reports and minutes of previous meetings are published on Council's website under Agendas and Minutes by the Friday prior to the meeting.

DAP Membership

Members of the DAP are generally appointed for a term of two (2) years. The DAP is made up of 5 Independent Members and 2 Councillors. Current membership is as follows:

  • David Cooke (Presiding Member)
  • Simon Weidenhofer (Independent Member)
  • Sam Green (Independent Member)
  • Darren Starr (Independent Member)
  • Julian Rutt (Independent Member)
  • Alison De Backer (Elected Member)
  • Monica Lee (Elected Member)

DAP Terms of Reference

More details on the purpose, role and activities of the Development Assessment Panel is contained in the DAP's Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct under Related Resources.

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