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.

Download: Schedule of meetings


people writing notes on paper at a meeting

The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act) came into operation on 1 April 2017 and will be introduced in stages over the next three years.

One of the first provisions of the Act is the requirement for 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.

For more information about the new legislation, visit: SA Planning Portal – Planning Legislation


Role and responsibility

The CAP is responsible, on behalf of the Council, for assessing and making decisions on certain types of development applications.

The CAP determines approximately 8 percent of all development applications received by the Council, with the remainder considered by staff under delegated authority.

The types of development applications the CAP decides on generally include major commercial, industrial and residential developments and land divisions which increase economic development opportunities and activities across the Council area.

These development applications are rigorously assessed in order to minimise negative impacts on the character, amenity and natural environment of the area in which they are situated.

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

For more information:

Download: Council Report: DAP Review - September 2017

Download: Terms of Reference



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 October 2019. 


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, 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
Monday, 17 December 2018 Agenda   PDF   653.7 kb Minutes   PDF   669.3 kb
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Agenda   PDF   702.5 kb Minutes   PDF   745.6 kb
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Agenda   PDF   537.4 kb Minutes   PDF   541.8 kb
Monday, 15 October 2018 Agenda   PDF   924.4 kb Minutes   PDF   940.9 kb
Monday, 17 September 2018 Agenda   PDF   684.6 kb Minutes   PDF   706.5 kb
Monday, 20 August 2018 Agenda   PDF   730.1 kb Minutes   PDF   772.8 kb
Monday, 16 July 2018 Agenda   PDF   761.7 kb Minutes   PDF   778 kb
Monday, 18 June 2018 Agenda   PDF   658.1 kb Minutes   PDF   696.5 kb
Monday, 21 May 2018 Agenda   PDF   966.4 kb Minutes   PDF   1003.6 kb
Monday, 16 April 2018 Agenda   PDF   758.5 kb Minutes   PDF   864.6 kb
Monday, 19 March 2018 Agenda   PDF   704.4 kb Minutes   PDF   743 kb
Thursday, 1 March 2018 Agenda   PDF   424.1 kb Minutes   PDF   491.1 kb
Monday, 19 February 2018 Agenda   PDF   2.9 mb Minutes   PDF   808.2 kb
Thursday, 18 January 2018 Agenda   PDF   631.4 kb Minutes   PDF   651.8 kb
Monday, 18 December 2017 Agenda   PDF   891.6 kb Minutes   PDF   946.6 kb
Monday, 20 November 2017 Agenda   PDF   608.1 kb Minutes   PDF   610 kb
Monday, 16 October 2017 Agenda   PDF   554.4 kb Minutes   PDF   545.5 kb
Monday, 18 September 2017 Agenda   PDF   852.3 kb Minutes   PDF   893.9 kb
Monday, 21 August 2017 Agenda   PDF   655.4 kb Minutes   PDF   771 kb
Monday, 17 July 2017 Agenda   PDF   880.7 kb Minutes   PDF   929.2 kb
Monday, 19 June 2017 Agenda   PDF   640 kb Minutes   PDF   647.1 kb
Thursday, 25 May 2017 Agenda   PDF   956.5 kb Minutes   PDF   980.4 kb
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 Agenda   PDF   901.3 kb Minutes   PDF   904.6 kb
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 Agenda   PDF   783.9 kb Minutes   PDF   806.5 kb
Monday, 20 March 2017 Agenda   PDF   566.7 kb Minutes   PDF   599.9 kb
Monday, 20 February 2017 Agenda   PDF   678.2 kb Minutes   PDF   713.6 kb
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Agenda   PDF   745.4 kb Minutes   PDF   777.7 kb



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