Council Assessment Panel (CAP)

The role of the Panel is to assist Council with the assessment and determination of development applications.

The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) was established under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act). The role of the Panel is to assist Council with the assessment and determination of development applications against the relevant provisions of Council’s Development Plan.

The role of the Council Assessment Panel

The Council’s Assessment Panel is advised by Council’s Administration, and its key roles include:

  • The assessment and determination of development applications
  • The consideration of proposals subject to appeal to the Environment Resources and Development Court
  • The consideration of other assessment matters referred to the Panel by Council’s Administration or those initiated by the Panel
  • Hearing representations from the public concerning applications that have been publicly notified

The role of the Panel may change over time as the Planning, Development Infrastructure Act 2016 is implemented.

Meet the panel

The Panel comprises four Independent Members and one Council Elected Member:

  • Mark Adcock (Presiding Member)
  • Marc Duncan
  • Colleen Dunn
  • Mads Gaardboe
  • Councillor Anne Moran

The Panel members must adhere to the Minister’s Code of Conduct for the Council Assessment Panel and act in line with the Council’s Instrument of Delegation. View the Terms of Reference for the Council Assessment Panel.