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 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.

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 MemberMichael Shillabeer
Deputy Independent MemberVacant

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 Senior Planning Officer can be contacted on 8733 0900 to discuss any CAP matters.

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.

Meeting Schedule

The Council Assessment Panel meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month commencing at 9.30am

18 February 2020 - CANCELLED18 August 2020
17 March 202015 September 2020
21 April 2020  - CANCELLED20 October 2020
19 May 202017 November 2020
16 June 202015 December 2020
21 July 2020

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