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Discussion in 'Development' started by LifesGood, 4th Aug, 2016.

  1. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    Article from this arvo.

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    I never really saw what the problem was with DAPs, but admittedly, I never had to deal with them directly myself.

    I think there have been some bad DAP decisions in the past, and maybe some were high profile, but there were probably just as many (if not more) bad decisions from councils and council planning committees.
     
  3. Westminster

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    There is no love lost between the 2 parties but the premise behind the JDAPs in my mind is sound.
    Councils rarely have the experience in their town planners and departments to be able to assess HUGE projects - well it used to be huge now it's projects with construction costs over $2m.
    DAPS are generally more unemotional. For example at City of Vincent I have had projects recommended for approval by their town planning department but refused by their councillors - this would not have happened at a DAP.
    There have been instances where the DAPs have made unpopular decisions for the 'greater good' of the area. I'm not convinced about some of their greater good decisions but they do have the power to push through items which are architecturally sound but don't comply to the letter of the town planning scheme.
    All DAP decisions and applications involve the local council for their input so it's not a total bypass.
     
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    Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) members have voted down a motion to abolish development assessment panels (DAPS).

    But they supported South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty's call for an independent review into the decision-making of the state's planning system.
    WA local government lobby group votes against scrapping DAPs
     
  5. Phase2

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    JDAP can be over-ruled by State Admin Tribunal if you're a developer with enough $$.. thus I'm getting a McStink building (Macca's) as a new neighbour...
     
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    So JDAP said no, Maccas appealed and SAT did mediation with JDAP and JDAP agreed or they did full trial and SAT found in favour of Maccas?
    Why did JDAP say no? Just curious.
     
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    Melville city said no, jdap also said no. Reason being that the local planning scheme intended that area to be zoned commercial for businesses setup to primarily serve the local community.

    I believe Maccas appealed JDAP decision, and the SAT judge presiding over case found in favour of McDonald's. I have no idea if there was any mediation, it's confidential. Judge did mention that JDAP and melville council expert witness testimony changed and if it didn't change the outcome may have been different....

    The only real issue I have with it is the smell of burning fat right next to existing houses, and the 24hr traffic using Reynolds road. I doubt it will personally affect me.
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    City of Vincent once tried something similar to restrict WHO could use their commercial. There is a Guzman e Gomez in Mt Lawley and they applied to have one in Leederville but CoV said that they didn't want 2 of them in the council as it increased competition against local companies blah blah
    It was overturned.
    They were in as far apart corners of the council as you could get really.
     
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    It wasnt because of the mt lawley gygstore, it was the fact that they didnt like what had happened in mt lawley generally with the increasing number if franchises and the soul being stripped away and so they didnt want leedy as a suburb to gi diwn that path.


    Understandable sentiment but not really a path u want to go down
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Agreed - sorry I meant that with the fact that franchises competed against local individually owned companies but didn't word it properly.
    I get the sentiment - no one wants fast food franchises on every corner - especially junk food - but it's terribly hard to put that into a justifiable term in a town planning scheme.
    In the end all unpalatable town planning issues - apartments, higher buildings and fast food will be relegated only to major arterial roads and we'll lose the some of the beautiful examples of small versions of those.
    I'd quite happily live in world without drive through food and convert everyone over to the art of sitting down and eating :)

    PS $30 family fiesta at GYG is awesome :p You'll find us at GYG after swimming lessons :)
     
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  11. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    I had GYG for dinner, it's pretty damn good :)