Southwest Joint Design Review Panel

The Shire of Collie, Cities of Bunbury and Busselton and the Shires of Augusta Margaret River and Harvey are calling for expressions of interest for panel members for the inaugural South West Joint Design Review Panel. 

What is it?

The South West Joint Design Review Panel (SWDRP) is a shared initiative between the Cities of Bunbury and Busselton and the Shires of Augusta Margaret River, Collie and Harvey.

The expression of interest invites experienced professionals in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, heritage, sustainability and environmental design, town planning and arts and culture to consider this opportunity to be part of a pool of design review members. Applicants will also be able to nominate themselves for the role of Panel Chair, who will have additional responsibilities in the function of the panel.

 The Design Review Panel will meet monthly to provide design advice on development applications and projects occurring throughout the South West, with each of the local governments determining the types of applications and projects that will require design input. The design review meetings will be available via teleconferencing.

The Design Review Panel will operate in accordance with an agreed Terms of Reference between the participating local governments, with design feedback provided in response to the ten design principles listed in State Planning Policy SPP7.0 – Design of the Built Environment.

For more information on the selection criteria and how to apply please see the information sheet and nomination form attached below.

For more information on how the panel will operate, the member responsibilities and renumeration please see the Terms of Reference linked below.

Applications are to be emailed to The EOI closes at 5pm on the 23rd August 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

 Other Questions?

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Annalise Miller from the City of Bunbury on 9792 7071 or Matt Slocomb from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River on 9780 5238.

Information Sheet
Terms of Reference
Local Planning Policy 2.11 Design Review
Nomination Form