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Council Assessment Panel

The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) is a body established by Council for the assessment and determination of development applications, including those where representations from the public will be heard.

The CAP also provides comments to the Development Assessment Commission on applications to be determined by the Commission and considers compromise proposals on appeals before the Environment, Resources and Development Court.

CAP Meetings

Meetings of the Council Assessment Panel are held on the second Monday of each month, commencing at 5:30pm in the Council Chamber at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect. If the meeting date falls on a public holiday then an alternative date will be selected if required. The CAP agenda, associated reports and minutes of previous meetings are published on Council's website under Agendas and Minutes by the Friday prior to the meeting.

CAP Membership

Members of the CAP are generally appointed for a term of two (2) years. The CAP is made up of 4 Independent Members and 1 Elected Member of Council. Current membership is as follows:

  • David Cooke (Presiding Member)
  • Sam Green (Independent Member)
  • Julian Rutt (Independent Member)
  • Rob Gagetti (Independent Member)
  • Alison De Backer (Elected Member)
  • Ruan Perera (Proxy Independent Member)

CAP Terms of Reference

More details on the purpose, role and activities of the Council Assessment Panel is contained in the CAP's Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct under Related Resources.

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