ACA - WA Survey - How effective are DAP and DAC processes?

Kieran Wong , 4 August 2016

What are your experiences of the WA Development Assessment Panel (DAP) and local authority Design Advisory Committees? Please come along to the panel discussion on 29 August.

ACA – WA is keen to hear the views of members on the effectiveness, or otherwise, of the current WA Development Assessment Panel (DAP) and local authority Design Advisory (DAC) processes in Western Australia, which operate under a range of titles, including Design Advisory Committee, Design Review Panels and Design Review Committee.

This will assist ACA – WA to prepare a submission to government on both DAP and DACs.

It is the view of ACA – WA that the current DAP process is effective and beneficial in many circumstances. It is also our view that Design Advisory groups within local government have the potential to provide effective and beneficial advice to local government, and can even assist in ensuring the effective passage of potentially contentious project proposals. 

We acknowledge, however, that ACA members have differing experiences of the DAP and Design Advisory processes and, as a result, there is a wide range of views as to their effectiveness.

Panel discussion

We are hosting an expert panel discussion on this topic on 29 August. This will provide a forum to pose questions to our panellists on our recent survey findings.

  • Peter Lee, Principal, Hassell and Perth LDAP Member
  • Megan Adair, Metro West JDAP Presiding Member, SPC Committee Member WAPC, Project Director MRA, Project Director Woodsome Management
  • Dr. Brad Pettitt, Mayor of Fremantle

Chaired by ACA – WA President, Kieran Wong, Director, CODA


5 pm, for a 5.30pm (sharp) start, 29 August, 2016


AIA WA Chapter Boardroom
Broadway, Nedlands


Please RSVP to

We look forward to seeing you at the panel discussion.


ACA – WA Survey seeking feedback and comment based in your own experiences of these processes has now closed. Thanks to all those who participated.