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Council Assessment Panel (CAP)

Council has established a Council Assessment Panel (CAP) pursuant to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Information relating to the role and function of the Council Assessment Panel is available at the SA Planning Portal: SA Planning Portal

The CAP has a total of five members.

Of the five members, there is one Elected Member of the Council, and four members that are independent of the Council. The Council selected the independent members through an Expression of Interest process that was open to members of the public.

The CAP members are:

  • Terry Mosel (independent Presiding Member)
  • Michael Davis (independent member)
  • Yvonne Svensson (independent member)
  • Bryn Adams (independent member)
  • Raelene Telfer (Council member)

  • Gavin Lloyd-Jones (deputy independent member)
  • Matthew Shilling (deputy Council member)


Gavin Lloyd-Jones is only able to act as a deputy member in the absence of another Independent Member. Matthew Shilling is only able to act as a deputy member in the absence of Raelene Telfer, and is unable to act as a deputy member in the absence of the Presiding Member or other independent members.


The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) meetings are held in the Council Administration building at 245 Sturt Road, Sturt.

Meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of every month (except in January, a meeting will be held on the third Wednesday of the month).

Meetings will ordinarily commence at 6.30pm at the Council’s administration building, 245 Sturt Road, Sturt.

Role of the Council Assessment Panel (CAP)

The CAP considers a wide range of development applications, ensuring that new development proposals are consistent with the Council's Development Plan. The role of the CAP is to make decisions to either approve or refuse certain types of development applications.

Council’s Development Delegations Policy provides more detail on the role of the CAP and applications that they consider and determine.

The CAP is presented with a report on every application to be considered. Each report assesses the proposal against the provisions of the Development Plan and includes documentation from the applicant (or their consultant) and copies of representations lodged in respect to the application being considered. Those reports are available to view below under "Agendas and Minutes" on the Friday prior to the meeting.

In respect of any matter that is before the panel or likely to be considered by the panel, members of the Council Assessment Panel are not permitted to discuss, comment or express an opinion upon the merits of that matter with applicants, representors, members of the public or government agencies.

Members of the CAP are required to strictly adhere to the State Government's Code of Conduct. Any complaints regarding the conduct of a CAP member must be referred to the South Australian Planning Commission.

CAP Operations

Council Assessment Panel (CAP) Agendas and minutes

Meeting DateDownload
17 February 2021
3 February 2021
20 January 2021
16 December 2020
2 December 2020
4 November 2020
21 October 2020
7 October 2020
2 September 2020
19 August 2020
5 August 2020
1 July 2020
3 June 2020
20 May 2020
15 April 2020
4 March 2020
5 February 2020
15 January 2020
4 December 2019
6 November 2019
2 October 2019
4 September 2019
7 August 2019
3 July 2019
1 May 2019
3 April 2019
6 March 2019
6 February 2019
5 December 2018
7 November 2018
5 September 2018
1 August 2018
4 July 2018
6 June 2018
2 May 2018
18 April 2018
4 April 2018
7 March 2018
7 February 2018
17 January 2018
6 December 2017
1 November 2017
Meeting DateDownload
3 March 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
7 April 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
5 May 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
2 June 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
7 July 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
4 August 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
1 September 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
6 October 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
3 November 2021
6:30 pm
  • No attachments
1 December 2021
6:30 pm
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Development Assessment Panel (DAP) agendas and minutes

Prior to 1 October 2017, the Council Assessment Panel (CAP) was known as the Development Assessment Panel (DAP).

Historical agendas and minutes from the DAP are available to view.