Council seeks Expressions of Interest for Assessment Panel

​We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced members of the public to sit on Council's Assessment Panel (CAP). In accordance with the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, the CAP is required to consist of at least four independent members of the public and one Council Member.

The CAP is an important committee of Council with responsibility for assessing a wide range of Development Applications including new houses, land divisions, major commercial developments, and changes in land uses. It has a very significant role in ensuring that new development proposals are consistent with the Council's planning rulebook: the Development Plan.

The CAP considers about 5% of all applications received by the Council and meets monthly in Stirling, typically at 6:30pm on the second Wednesday.

Council is seeking members from the community who have a keen interest in planning and who have skills and/or knowledge in accord with the draft Accredited Professionals Scheme (i.e. a person with relevant qualifications and a minimum of two years' full time experience) and with the ability to become Accredited Professionals in accord with the aforementioned Scheme.

  • In relation to the independent presiding member, a person with qualifications and applied experience in urban and regional planning to accord with Level 2 accreditation of the Accredited Professionals Scheme, specific knowledge of the Development Act & Regulations and a general knowledge of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, and knowledge of the Adelaide Hills Council area
  • In relation to the three remaining independent members, persons with knowledge of the Adelaide Hills Council area and qualifications in one or more of the following areas:
    • Urban and Regional Planning
    • Architecture and Design
    • Landscape Architecture; and
    • Environmental Management

The Presiding Member will also need to have significant experience in chairing meetings and will be appointed by the Council.

Council pays sitting fees for the independent members of CAP. Ordinary independent members will be paid a sitting fee of $380 (excl. GST) per meeting while the Presiding Member will be paid $500 (excl. GST) per meeting. These fees are reviewed bi-annually.

Interested persons should send an expression of interest, including a resume detailing your experience, skills and knowledge to:

Mr Andrew Aitken
Adelaide Hills Council
PO Box 44

The closing date for submissions is 5:00pm, Friday 22 February 2019.
For further information, please contact Marc Salver, Director Development & Regulatory Services, on 8408 0522

Andrew Aitken
Chief Executive Officer 

Seeking independent members of Council Assessment Panel