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Council Assessment Panel (CAP)

The CAP is a committee that considers and makes decisions regarding development applications on behalf of Council. The CAP is one of the authorities that can make impartial and transparent development assessment decisions based on Wattle Range Council’s Development Plan, in accordance with relevant laws (e.g. Development Act and Planning, Development & Infrastructure Act). Council's Planning Officers refer relevant applications to the CAP for consideration.

A formal meeting schedule has not been adopted and meetings are held as required. An agenda advising the date, time and location of a meeting will be published on this website in advance. 

CAP Members


Member Name

Independent Member (Presiding Member) Elizabeth Travers
Independent Member  Michael Talanskas
Independent Member  Meg Redman
Independent Member  Mark Teakle
Independent Member (Member of Council) Cr. Peter Dunnicliff
Deputy Independent Member Michael Shillabeer
Deputy Independent Member Colleen Woodgate

Assessment Manager

Appointed by Council’s Chief Executive Officer, the Assessment Manager's role is to manage the staff and operations of the assessment panel as well as provide advice to the assessment panel (as appropriate).

Council's Assessment Manager is John Best who can be contacted at Council's Millicent Office.

Code of Conduct

The Minister for Planning has adopted an Assessment Panel Members - Code of Conduct to be observed by all members of the CAP.  

Other Procedures

A number of relevant documents apply to the operation of the panel, including:

Note: The Council Assessment Panel has replaced the Development Assessment Panel that was established under the Development Act

January 29 2020
.pdf 29 January 2020 Agendas

To download any of the above documents, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download the free reader from: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html


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