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Council Assessment Panel

The Council Assessment Panel is an independent planning authority appointed by Council to make decisions on development applications presented by Council planning staff.

People signing a piece of paper

The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) considers particular types of development applications, which includes those where there are opposing representations, Council Member and staff applications, and Council owned properties, and requests for a review of a decision of Assessment Manager.

Council Assessment Panel members

The Council Assessment Panel consists of a total of five members, and includes one Council Member and four Independent specialist members.

Member name Role Term concludes
Geoff Parsons Independent Presiding Member 31 May 2024
Ross Bateup Independent Member 31 May 2024
Paul Mickan Independent Member 31 May 2024
Myles Somers Independent Member 31 May 2024
Cr Leith Mudge Council Member 29 November 2024

Independent members have been appointed for a specific term, subject to them achieving the required accreditation under the PDI Act.

The CAP has an appointed Assessment Manager who manages the staff and operations of the Panel, as well as providing advice to the Panel as appropriate. All communication for the CAP members should be sent to the Assessment Manager below:

Ms Deryn Atkinson
08 8408 0400
63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling SA 5152

Council Assessment Panel meetings are public meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month and generally start at 6.30pm, unless otherwise advised.

Meetings are held in person at the Council offices at 63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling and also virtually via Zoom.

The next Ordinary CAP meeting will be accessible to the public:

Wednesday 8 May 2024
from 6.15pm for a 6.30pm commencement

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Webinar ID — 873 8474 9630
Passcode — 967110

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct sets out standards of conduct and professionalism to be observed by all members of assessment panels. A key requirement is that members carry out their functions with high ethical standards to maintain public confidence in the integrity of the development assessment process.

Complaints or concerns about behaviour that contravenes the Code of Conduct must be addressed in writing to the State Planning Commission. Details on this process are available in the Complaints Handling Procedure for Assessment Panels.

CAP meeting agenda and minutes archive

All previous agendas, minutes and associated reports can be found in the archive on the page below.

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