Development Assessment Panel
CDAP (Council Development Assessment Panel) is established in accordance with the Terms and Reference and pursuant to section 56A (1) of the Development Act 1993 for the purposes of acting as the "relevant authority" under Part 4 of the Act.
The main object of the Panel is to effectively and efficiently assess and determine as the delegate of the council applications for Development Approval where Council is the "Relevant Authority" in under the Act, as amended.
The Development Act 1993 requires all Councils in South Australia to establish a Council Development Assessment Panel (CDAP) to act a a delegate of Council in accordance with the Act; to provide advice and reports to Council, as it thinks fit, in regard to trends, issues and other matters relating to planning and development; and, to perform other functions assigned to the panel by the Council.
The role of CDAP is primarily to determin whether or not to grant Development Plan Consent under the Development Act 1993, and on the basis of Council's Development Plan applying at the time an application is lodged. In addition to its statutory requirements, CDAP is able to provide advice to Council in regard to development trends and issues, Development Plan issues, assessment timelines and other matters that have become apparent through its assessment of applications.
Council cannot influence or overturn any decision made by the Council Development Assessment Panel. It should be noted that all CDAP Members are to fulfil their duties in accordance with the CDAP Members Code of Conduct as implemented by the Development Act 1993.
The Development Act 1993, has determined that all CDAP's must be comprised of one independent presiding member, three independent members and three elected members. All members of the CDAP have been appointed by Council. Currently, the CDAP Members are:
Mr John Petch (Presiding Member)
Mr David Chapman
Ms Margaret Trotter
Mr Tim Rogers
Cr Lawrence Polomka
Cr David Loxton
Mayor Peter Riseley
The Council Development Assessment Panel holds its meetings on every third Tuesday of the month at the District Council of Robe Chambers Smillie Street, Robe, commencing at 4.00 pm (unless otherwise stated).
The agenda closes on the Friday 2 weeks prior to the meeting.
Council Development Assessment Panel Agendas and Minutes
The creation of CDAP is to ensure that Council makes development decisions as a relevant planning authority pursuant to the Development Act 1993, having sole regard to the Council's authorised Development Plan and any referral advice to determine the merits of the proposal. The Local Government Act 1999, does not apply to the CDAP. The Planning SA website contains further information regarding CDAP's. Please be advised that CDAP Members are unable to discuss issues surrounding an application outside of the designated CDAP meeting times, unless formally organised through Council.