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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 Council Chambers, 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 1 May 2026.


Presiding Member Elected Members Specialist External Members
Mr Stephen Smith

Cr Christel Mex

Mr Mark Adcock

*Cr Kester Moorhouse
  (Deputy Member)

Mr Ross Bateup
    Mr Julian Rutt

*Mr Paul Mickan
  (Deputy Member)

*Cr Kester Moorhouse (Deputy Member) can only sit on the Panel if Cr Christel Mex is absent for a Panel meeting.

*Mr Paul Mickan (Deputy Member) can only sit on the Panel if one of the other Specialist External Members 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: PlanSA

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, 17 June 2024 Agenda   PDF   160.6 mb
Monday, 20 May 2024 Agenda   PDF   11.5 mb Minutes   PDF   334.1 kb
Monday, 18 March 2024 Agenda   PDF   8.5 mb Minutes   PDF   332.5 kb
Wednesday, 6 March 2024 Agenda   PDF   42.6 mb Minutes   PDF   671.1 kb
Monday, 19 February 2024 Agenda   PDF   3.5 mb Minutes   PDF   289.6 kb
Wednesday, 17 January 2024 Agenda   PDF   32.4 mb Minutes   PDF   549.2 kb
Monday, 18 December 2023 Agenda   PDF   17.6 mb Minutes   PDF   469.4 kb
Monday, 20 November 2023 Agenda   PDF   84.9 mb Minutes   PDF   1.2 mb
Monday, 16 October 2023 Agenda   PDF   67.9 mb Minutes   PDF   548.8 kb
Monday, 18 September 2023 Agenda   PDF   48 mb Minutes   PDF   768.6 kb
Monday, 21 August 2023 Agenda   PDF   5.8 mb Minutes   PDF   865.8 kb
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 Agenda   PDF   20.2 mb Minutes   PDF   328.8 kb
Monday, 17 July 2023 Agenda   PDF   61.1 mb Minutes   PDF   476.2 kb
Monday, 19 June 2023 Agenda   PDF   738.2 kb Minutes   PDF   372.4 kb
Monday, 15 May 2023 Agenda   PDF   643.7 kb Minutes   PDF   1.3 mb
Monday, 20 March 2023 Agenda   PDF   530.8 kb Minutes   PDF   783.3 kb
Wednesday, 18 January 2023 Agenda   PDF   426.4 kb Minutes   PDF   330.8 kb
Monday, 19 December 2022 Agenda   PDF   382.7 kb Minutes   PDF   455.2 kb
Monday, 21 November 2022 Agenda   PDF   266.5 kb Minutes   PDF   275.7 kb
Monday, 19 September 2022 Agenda   PDF   328 kb Minutes   PDF   387.1 kb
Monday, 15 August 2022 Agenda   PDF   289.1 kb Minutes   PDF   456.8 kb
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 Agenda   PDF   363.6 kb Minutes   PDF   536 kb
Monday, 20 June 2022 Agenda   PDF   348.4 kb Minutes   PDF   470.7 kb
Monday, 16 May 2022 Agenda   PDF   460.2 kb Minutes   PDF   463.5 kb
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 Agenda   PDF   255.2 kb Minutes   PDF   410 kb
Monday, 21 March 2022 Agenda   PDF   375.2 kb Minutes   PDF   355.1 kb
Monday, 21 February 2022 Agenda   PDF   683.7 kb Minutes   PDF   367.3 kb
Monday, 20 December 2021 Agenda   PDF   665.3 kb Minutes   PDF   811 kb
Monday, 15 November 2021 Agenda   PDF   805.9 kb Minutes   PDF   765.4 kb
Thursday, 4 November 2021 Agenda   PDF   806.3 kb Minutes   PDF   767.7 kb
Monday, 18 October 2021 Agenda   PDF   952.6 kb Minutes   PDF   954.1 kb
Monday, 20 September 2021 Agenda   PDF   1.1 mb Minutes   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

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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