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COVID-19 Information

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Council Assessment Panel

Public Notice - COVID-19 - Electronic Participation in Council Meetings

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, and pursuant to section 302B of the Local Government Act 1999 and the Electronic Participation in Council Meetings Notice (No 1) 2020, Council meetings, Committee meetings and Informal Gatherings are now able to take place by electronic means, being a virtual meeting room.

Accordingly, Council, at a Special Meeting held on 6 April 2020, revised its:

  • Code of Practice – Access to Meetings and Documents
  • Code of Practice – Access to Meeting Procedures
  • Informal Gatherings Policy

To satisfy the requirement that meetings be conducted in a place open to the public, Council and Committee meetings will be live streamed via YouTube. A direct link to the live stream will be placed on Council’s website prior to each Council and Committee meeting. Alternatively, click here to visit Council’s YouTube Channel.

The ability for electronic participation in Council meetings and Informal Gatherings will cease 28 days after all relevant state emergency declarations are revoked.

Council is taking every precaution to protect the well being of the wider community and remains committed to prioritising the health and safety of its residents, Elected Members and staff. Tackling COVID-19 means making sacrifices to reduce the risk of the virus spreading and to keep vulnerable people safe.


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.

Council Assessment Panel Members

Nathan Cunningham (Independent & Presiding Member)
Cherry Getsom (Independent Member)
Paul Mickan (Independent Member)
Ian O’Loan (Independent Member)
Frank Maiolo (Council Member)

Terry-Anne Keen (Council Deputy Member)

Mallala Council Development Plan

Guide to Development Plans and Development Plan Amendments

Guide to heading 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, Rebanks Road, Mallala, (or where decided by the CAP members) commencing at 5.30pm.


Meetings for 2020 are scheduled as follows:

Council Assessment Panel Meeting Schedule

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

Minutes and Agendas