Council Assessment Panel

The Council Assessment Panel (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 on more complex developments and on those matters which may be prescribed by regulations.  Council's Planning Officers refer relevant applications to the CAP for consideration.

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
Assessment ManagerDamian Dawson

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.

If you have any concerns or complaints with regard to CAP Members, you should direct your complaint to the State Planning Commission on 1800 752 664 or email  For further information you can take a look at the Complaints Handling Procedure on the PlanSA website.

Other Procedures

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

Meeting Schedule

For details of the Council Assessment Panel meetings, please contact our Development Team on 8733 0900 or email

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