The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) was established under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016(‘PDI Act’) and commenced 1 October 2017. The role of the Panel is to assist Council with the assessment of more complex development applications against the relevant provisions of Council’s Development Plan.

Guide to Development Plans and Development Plan Amendments

Guide to hearing of representations 


The Panel consists of an independent Presiding Member, three independent members and one Council member to form the five member panel with 2 deputy independent members, required under the Act.

Terms of Reference

Operating and Meeting Procedures  (TBC)

Council Development Assessment Panel (CDAP)


CAP Images


The Role of CAP

Council’s Assessment Panel is administered by Council’s administration, and its key roles include:

  • The assessment and determination of development applications
  • The provision of advice to the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) on proposals determined by the SCAP.
  • The consideration of proposals subject to appeal to the Environment, Resources and Development Court
  • The consideration of other assessment matters referred to the Panel by Council’s Administration or those initiated by the CAP
  • Hearing representations from the public concerning applications that have been publicly notified
  • The role of the CAP may change over time as the Planning, Development Infrastructure Act, 2016 is implemented.

Further details on the role of panel members can be found here SA Planning Link


Meeting Location and Schedule

Meetings are open to the public and held on the first Wednesday of the month (where required) in the Mallala Council Chambers, Redbanks Road, Mallala, commencing at 5.30pm.

Meetings for 2017 are scheduled as follows:

  • 8 November 2017
  • 6 December 2017

Given that there are some months when meetings are not required (due to lack of applications to consider) it is recommended that you contact Council to confirm if intending to attend a particular meeting.

Minutes to be endorsed by the CAP are marked as DRAFT Minutes



June 6 2018
.pdf Agenda - CAP June 2018 Agendas
.pdf DRAFT Minutes - CAP June 2018 Minutes
May 9 2018
.pdf CAP - Notice of Meeting Cancellation Agendas
April 4 2018
.pdf CAP - Notice of Meeting Cancellation Agendas
March 7 2018
.pdf Agenda - CAP March 2018 Agendas
.pdf Minutes - CAP March 2018 Minutes
February 7 2018
.pdf Agenda - CAP February 2018 Agendas
.pdf Minutes - CAP February 2018 Minutes

Contact Us

2a Wasleys Road

PO Box 18

Mallala SA 5502