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Welcome to the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP)

The State Planning Commission assumed the functions, powers and duties of the Development Assessment Commission (DAC) on 1 August 2017.  On the same day the State Planning Commission established the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) to continue the assessment functions formerly undertaken by the DAC. The SCAP has the same membership as the former DAC to provide for a smooth transition to the new system.

Click here to visit the archived DAC website.

The State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) is established under South Australia's Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. The SCAP has assumed the functions, powers and duties of the Development Assessment Commission. These include:

  • assess and determine development applications, pursuant to Schedule 10 of the Development Regulations 2008
  • act as the concurring authority for non-complying applications approved by a council or regional assessment panel
  • assess and report on crown development and public infrastructure applications to the Minister for Planning
  • assist in the initial stages of proposals being assessed under the major development provisions of the Act
  • act as the lodgement authority for all land division applications

More on each of these can be found on the 'What is SCAP?' page.

The SCAP consists of seven members, who are appointed by the State Planning Commission of South Australia. The members comprise of the former DAC membership to draw upon their extensive experience and ensure an orderly transition to a new planning system.

An indicative schedule of SCAP hearings for 2017-2018 is available here (PDF, 177 KB).

What is the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP)?

The State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) is established under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

The SCAP independently assesses and determines specified kinds of development applications in South Australia. These are prescribed in the Development Act and Development Regulations.

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Meet the SCAP Members

The State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) is an assessment panel whose seven Members are appointed by the State Planning Commission.

The SCAP Members are selected from various fields of expertise which are designated in the Development Act.

Read about the members...