Julie Matheson

CFP Business Specialist | Local Government Expert | Political Adviser

DAP in review

DAP regulations came into effect on 1 July 2011.  The DAP model claimed there would be greater transparency, consistency and reliability.  In a paper presented at a conference at the UWA, the presenter and author Mr Ian MacRae, the LGPA President, concluded:

In coming to his conclusions, Mr MacRae highlighted a number of issues:

  1. less transparency.  The general public was not informed of meetings.
  2. more costs.  Estimated to be $1million over 12 months
  3. less efficiency.  One meeting per DA compared to Local Govt having one meeting to hear ten to twenty DAs at a time
  4. slower decisions.  The process doesn’t allow for delegated authority to occur with development over $7million.  The Pilbara has accounted for a third of all DAP applications because it is costly to build there.

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This entry was posted on September 3, 2012 by in DAP, Planning.
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