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.
|Indpendent Member (Presiding Member)||Elizabeth Travers|
|Indpendent Member||Edwin Jordan|
|Indpendent Member||Rosemary Kain|
|Indpendent Member||currently vacant|
|Indpendent Member (Member of Council)||Cr Dennis Muhovics|
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.
The Minister for Planning has adopted an Assessment Panel Members - Code of Conduct to be observed by all members of the CAP.
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.
|June 29 2018|
|CAP Agenda 29 June 2018||Agendas|
|March 22 2018|
|CAP Agenda 22 March 2018||Agendas|
Council is seeking nominations from interested persons for appointment to the Wattle Range Council Assessment Panel (CAP).
Four (4) Independent Member positions, one of which may be appointed as the presiding member and two (2) Deputy Member positions are available.
Independent members of the CAP should have:
As a guide, independent members could come from the field of architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, planning, law, building, environmental planning or similar fields that are relevant to the activities of the CAP.
The presiding member will ideally have experience in chairing formal meetings and knowledge of the Council Assessment Panel Meeting Procedures.
Independent members will be compensated for their time and expertise by an appropriate level of remuneration determined by Council. The current sitting allowance for the Presiding Member is $350 and Independent Member/Deputy Member’s is $300.
Appointments will be made for a two-year term expiring 30 June 2020.
Please Note: The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act) is being progressively introduced to replace the existing Development Act 1993. An important part of the PDI Act enables the Minister for Planning to establish an accreditation scheme for planners, building certifiers and other industry professionals involved in making development decisions including Council Assessment Panel Members.
It is anticipated that the scheme may be applied during this term of appointment. Members of the Panel may be required to meet the accreditation scheme requirements during their term of appointment.
Qualifications and experience required:
The following qualifications or experience (or ability to obtain) is highly desirable:
Copies of the nomination form and information kit are available from any Council Office or from Council’s website www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au. Confidential enquiries can be made to Assessment Manager John Best on (08) 8733 0900.
Nominations should be submitted to Wattle Range Council, PO Box 27, MILLICENT SA 5280 and close at 5 pm on Friday 27 July 2018.
Chief Executive Officer