Join Cockburn's Design Review Panel

The City of Cockburn is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) to be part of an eight-member Design Review Panel (DRP). Panel members will be appointed for a period of two years and will be paid an hourly rate to attend meetings when required. Submissions must be received by 5pm, Thursday 5 January 2023. 

The City of Cockburn is committed to achieving high quality, safe and sustainable design outcomes for buildings in Cockburn. 

Who is eligible? 

The City is looking for the following qualified and experienced professionals: 

  • Architects 

  • Landscape architects
    Professionals in urban design. 

What are panel members responsible for? 

Panel members will have input into the design quality of significant and complex development application proposals that will help shape the aesethics, sustainability, character, safety, and functionality of building infrastructure throughout Cockburn for generations to come.   

Panel members will also: 

  • Attend meetings as required in person or online  

  • Provide independent expert advice on the design of various development application proposals that meet the criteria outlined in Local Planning Policy No. 5.16 opens in a new window  

  • Peer review major development proposals in accordance with State Planning Policy 7.0 Design of the Built Environment. 

  • Provide advice on structure plan design/ urban design matters relating to structure plans 

  • Provide advice on policy formulation relating to design matters  

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of panel members, please read the Local Planning Policy No. 5.16 opens in a new window.  

What do I need to submit? 

Please submit your resume (using the form below), including your qualifications, and a response to the following statements:  

  • Experience with design review 

  • Skills beneficial to the role 

  • Familiarity with the Western Australian State and Local Planning Framework. 

All submissions are to be lodged by 5pm, Thursday 5 January 2023 using the form below, or sent to Lucia Dunstan – Coordinator Development Services, City of Cockburn at [email protected] opens in a new window For more information call 08 9411 3444. 

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Expression of Interest - Cockburn's Design Review Panel Application

All fields are required except where indicated

Supporting documents

Please attach your Resume and a Cover Letter comprising a response to the following supporting statements:

  • Related qualifications
  • Experience with design review
  • Skills I could bring to the City of Cockburn Design Review Panel 
  • Familiarity with the Western Australia State and Local Planning Framework

More information and contact

Queries can be directed to Lucia Dunstan - Coordinator, Development Services City of Cockburn.


Phone 08 9411 3444

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