Major development proposals

Major Development Proposals

Most major development proposals within the Town of Victoria Park are decided by the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) or the State Development Assessment Unit (SDAU). 

The role of the Town of Victoria Park is to provide a recommendation on the proposal to the relevant decision-maker.

Development Assessment Panels (DAP) or (JDAP)

The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body responsible for determining development applications with a value of $10 million or more (or an applicant may 'opt-in' for determination by the DAP where the value is $2 million or more, and not an excluded development type). 

The Town of Victoria Park belongs to the Metro Inner - South Joint Development Assessment Panel.

The Development Assessment Panel consists of five members, comprising three specialist members (who are appointed by the Minister for Planning) and two local government councillors.

All Development Assessment Panel meetings are open to the public, and interested parties can address the meeting by submitting a Presentation Request at least 72 hours before the meeting. 

Further details can be found on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

State Development Assessment Unit (SDAU)

As part of the State Government's COVID-19 economic recovery plan, a development application process has been introduced for significant projects .

Part 17 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (the Act) grants the Western Australian Planning Commission (the WAPC) temporary decision-making powers to determine applications for significant development. A 'significant' development means any proposal (except for a warehouse) with an estimated cost of $20 million or more.

Under these changes, an application for a development which is defined as 'significant' is submitted directly to the WAPC.

It is intended that the State Development Assessment Unit will remain in place for 18 months from July 2020. 

Information in relation to the SDAU can be found on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

Current applications for major development proposals 

Belmont Park Racecourse Precinct A Local Development Plan

Current Status: Assessment and collating submissions

Community Consultation: Closed 18 April 2022

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Determining Authority: Town of Victoria Park

Amendment No. 2 to Burswood Lakes Structure Plan

Current Status: Assessment and community consultation

Community Consultation: 21 April 2022 - 3 June 2022

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Determining Authority: Western Australian Planning Commission

Development Assessment Panel Application

Address:  176 Burswood Road, BURSWOOD

Proposal: 18 storey office tower (revised plans)

Current Status: Assessment and community consultation

Community Consultation: 26 May 2022 - 9 June 2022

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Determining Authority: Metro Inner-South Joint Development Assessment Panel

Development Assessment Panel Application

Address: 2 Hawthorne Place, BURSWOOD

Proposal: Mixed Use (119 apartments and commercial tenancy) in a 19 storey building

Current Status: Application registration and preliminary assessment

Community consultation: TBA

Determining Authority: Metro Inner-South Joint Development Assessment Panel

Table last updated 24 May 2022

Recently determined applications and archived decisions

All archived Development Assessment Panel meeting agendas and minutes are available on the on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website

The following applications for a major development proposal were recently determined:

March 2022

No 605 Albany Highway, VICTORIA PARK (Victoria Park Hotel)

Proposal: Refurbishment of hotel and beer garden - amendment

to previous approval

Decision: Approval

Determining Authority:Development Assessment Panel (DAP)

Date Determined:Monday 14 March 2022

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes


February 2022

No 53 - 55 Canning Highway, VICTORIA PARK 

Proposal: Amendment to previous approval

Decision Meeting:Approved

Determining Authority:Development Assessment Panel (DAP)

Date Determined:Wednesday 16 February 2022

Meeting agenda

Meeting minutes


November 2021

No 43 - 47 Burswood Road, BURSWOOD

Proposal:22 Storey Mixed Use Development

Estimated Value:$73.6 million

Decision Meeting:Approved

Determining Authority:Development Assessment Panel (DAP)

Date Determined:23 November 2021

Meeting agenda

Meeting minutes


September 2021

Lot 9001 Bow River Crescent, BURSWOOD

Proposal:88 Multiple Dwellings in 8 Storey Building

Estimated Value:$52.5 million

Decision: Approved

Determining Authority:Development Assessment Panel (DAP)

Date Determined:29 September 2021

Meeting agenda

Meeting minutes


August 2021

No.605 Albany Highway VICTORIA PARK

Proposal:Refurbishment of hotel and beer garden - amendment

to previous approval 

Decision:Approved

Determining Authority:Development Assessment Panel (DAP)

Date Determined:5 August 2021

Meeting agenda

Meeting minutes 


July 2021

No. 176 Burswood Road, BURSWOOD

Proposal: Office tower (22 storeys)

Estimated Value: $165 million

Decision: Refusal

Determining Authority: Development Assessment Panel (DAP)

Date Determined: Thursday 8 July 2021

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Note: Refusal decision has been appealed by applicant, revised plans on consultation May/June 2022