On 1 August 2017, the State Planning Commission assumed the functions of the Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC).
Any functions previously performed by the DPAC are now the responsibility of the Commission, through appointing a Hearing Panel as necessary to deal with the matter.
In April 2020, the State Planning Commission appointed a specialist Heritage Sub-Committee for a period of two years.
The Sub-Committee is responsible for discussing and reviewing Statement of Intents (SOIs) for proposed local heritage listings, ensuring that the listing are well justified against the prescribed local heritage criteria.
In addition, the members will also hear and consider owner objectors and make final recommendations to the Minister through the Commission.
The Sub-Committee membership is as follows, with three members required to consider each Development Plan Amendment:
- Allan Holmes (chair)
- Craig Holden (deputy chair)
- Bruce Harry
- Deborah Lindsay
- Ron Danvers
- Elizabeth Little
- Jenny Newman
- Representative of Heritage SA, Department of Environment and Water.
These members have been appointed within a short time to meet the timeframes associated with the SOIs and the implementation of the new planning system. The Commission intends to conduct an advertised expression of interest for Heritage Sub-Committees in the future.
DPA Hearing Panel
The Commission appoints Hearing Panels to consider Development Plan Amendments (DPAs). These Hearing Panels comprise both Commission members and Panelists with expertise in relevant disciplines.