Development Assessment Panel

The role of Council's Development Assessment Panel (CDAP) is to make decisions on development applications presented by Council planning staff.

As required by the Development Act 1993, the Panel consists of seven members, with a minimum of four independent members. In its’ role as planning authority, the CDAP operates under the current Development Act.

DAP meetings are scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Council offices commencing 6pm, unless otherwise advised.

The public and media are welcome at meetings, however there are general protocols for those wishing to observe the proceedings. Members of the gallery cannot take part in debate at meetings, do not need to stay for the entire meeting, and may leave quietly at any time.

Operating Procedures for DAP are available here (PDF, 412KB).

The Minister's Code of Conduct is available here (PDF, 26KB).

Access to agendas and minutes of meetings are available from the Business Papers Search page.

DAP Membership

Presiding Member
Mr Doug Wallace

Independent Members
Mr Ross Bateup
Ms Stephanie Johnston
Mr John Watson

Elected Members
Ms Linda Caruso
Mr Graham Reynolds
Mr Steve White

Public Officer

The Panel has a Public Officer appointed to it by the Council. The functions of the Public Officer are to ensure the proper investigation of complaints about the conduct of a member of the Panel. Guidelines for the role of Public Officer are available here (PDF, 183KB).

Complaints or concerns should be addressed in writing to:

Mr John Hodgson
Public Officer - Development Assessment Panel
City of Salisbury, PO Box 8, SALISBURY  SA  5108
Mark correspondence as ‘Confidential – for attention of CEO’

Telephone: (08) 8406 8212 (Chief Executive Officer)