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Council Assessment Panel

The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) meets regularly to assess certain types of development applications and make planning decisions.

The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) meets on the third Monday of each month at 7pm in the Mayor’s Parlour, Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood.

Schedule of meetings calendar


The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act) was introduced in stages throughout South Australia.

One of the first provisions of the Act came into effect on 1 April 2017 and required Councils to establish a Council Assessment Panel (CAP) and appoint Assessment Managers to manage the operations of the Panels.

On 4 September 2017, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters established its Council Assessment Panel, formerly known as the Council Development Assessment Panel (CDAP), in accordance with Sections 82 and 83 of the PDI Act.

Role and responsibility

The CAP is responsible for assessing and making decisions on applications which require public notification.

The CAP determines a small percentage of all development applications received by the Council, with the remainder considered by staff under delegated authority from the Council’s Assessment Manager.

The Council undertakes an annual review of the Council Assessment Panels performance and its delegations.

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The CAP is made up of four Specialist External Members who have expertise in professional fields relevant to the role of the Panel and one Elected Member of the Council.

The Presiding Member is appointed by the Specialist External Members.

All Members of the Panel are appointed until October 2021.


Presiding Member Elected Members Specialist External Members
Mr Terry Mosel Cr John Minney Ms Fleur Bowden

*Cr Carlo Dottore (Deputy Member)

Ms Jenny Newman
    Mr Phil Smith
*Cr Dottore can only sit on the Panel if Cr Minney is absent for a Panel meeting.

Code of Conduct

In accordance with Schedule 3 of the PDI Act, the Minister for Planning has adopted a Code of Conduct for Council Assessment Panel members.

A key requirement of the Code is that all members of assessment panels carry out their functions with high ethical standards to maintain public confidence in the integrity of the development assessment process.

Download: Code of Conduct

Lodging of Complaints about the conduct of a member of the Panel

Under the PDI Act, complaints about the conduct of a Council Assessment Panel Member will no longer be lodged with the relevant council and should be lodged with the State Planning Commission for investigation.

For more information and to lodge a complaint, visit: State Planning Commission

Agendas & minutes

Agenda and Reports are generally posted on the Council’s website on the Thursday in the week prior to the next scheduled meeting.

Meeting date Download agendas Download minutes
Monday, 20 September 2021 Agenda   PDF   1.1 mb
Monday, 16 August 2021 Agenda   PDF   873.1 kb Minutes   PDF   898.2 kb
Monday, 21 June 2021 Agenda   PDF   846.3 kb Minutes   PDF   861.5 kb
Monday, 17 May 2021 Agenda   PDF   1.1 mb Minutes   PDF   1.1 mb
Monday, 19 April 2021 Agenda   PDF   812.5 kb Minutes   PDF   821.4 kb
Monday, 15 March 2021 Agenda   PDF   1 mb Minutes   PDF   1 mb
Monday, 15 February 2021 Agenda   PDF   1.2 mb Minutes   PDF   1.1 mb
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 Agenda   PDF   597.4 kb Minutes   PDF   671.2 kb
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 Agenda   PDF   594.3 kb Minutes   PDF   661.8 kb
Monday, 21 December 2020 Agenda   PDF   888.6 kb Minutes   PDF   860.2 kb
Monday, 16 November 2020 Agenda   PDF   762.2 kb Minutes   PDF   776.1 kb
Monday, 19 October 2020 Agenda   PDF   1 mb Minutes   PDF   1 mb
Monday, 21 September 2020 Agenda   PDF   686.9 kb Minutes   PDF   672 kb
Monday, 17 August 2020 Agenda   PDF   818.1 kb Minutes   PDF   816.9 kb
Monday, 20 July 2020 Agenda   PDF   960.6 kb Minutes   PDF   975.9 kb
Monday, 15 June 2020 Agenda   PDF   707.3 kb Minutes   PDF   711.4 kb
Monday, 18 May 2020 Agenda   PDF   798.8 kb Minutes   PDF   809.5 kb
Monday, 20 April 2020 Agenda   PDF   1.3 mb Minutes   PDF   1.4 mb
Monday, 16 March 2020 Agenda   PDF   710.8 kb Minutes   PDF   744.2 kb
Monday, 17 February 2020 Agenda   PDF   1012.7 kb Minutes   PDF   1 mb
Monday, 16 December 2019 Agenda   PDF   720.9 kb Minutes   PDF   728.9 kb
Monday, 18 November 2019 Agenda   PDF   1004.9 kb Minutes   PDF   1 mb
Monday, 21 October 2019 Agenda   PDF   1009.8 kb Minutes   PDF   1 mb
Monday, 16 September 2019 Agenda   PDF   749.2 kb Minutes   PDF   756.4 kb
Monday, 19 August 2019 Agenda   PDF   1006.6 kb Minutes   PDF   1.1 mb
Monday, 15 July 2019 Agenda   PDF   667.8 kb Minutes   PDF   704.3 kb
Monday, 17 June 2019 Agenda   PDF   808.9 kb Minutes   PDF   844.2 kb
Monday, 20 May 2019 Agenda   PDF   726.1 kb Minutes   PDF   762.2 kb
Monday, 15 April 2019 Agenda   PDF   709 kb Minutes   PDF   746.5 kb
Monday, 18 March 2019 Agenda   PDF   564 kb Minutes   PDF   572.5 kb
Monday, 18 February 2019 Agenda   PDF   1004 kb Minutes   PDF   1 mb
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 Agenda   PDF   536.5 kb Minutes   PDF   537.4 kb

Review of decisions

For information relating to an application for review of any decision of the Assessment Manager, please download: Council Assessment Panel Review of Decisions of the Assessment Manager Policy

To download the Application for Assessment Panel Review of Assessment Manager’s Decision Application Form, visit: Plan SA website

This form is required to request an Assessment Panel to review a decision made by an Assessment Manager on a development application. A fee of $521 is payable prior to the commencement of a review.  

Please note: You can only lodge a review of a decision for applications dealt with under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016


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T: 08 8366 4530