Published Thursday, 8 April 2021

The State Planning Commission invites expressions of interest from qualified and experienced planners with extensive development assessment experience, to be appointed to a vacancy on the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) for a term commencing on 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2023.

The SCAP is established under South Australia's Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 as a Committee of the State Planning Commission of South Australia (the Commission).

The SCAP comprises six members—a Presiding Member, a Deputy Presiding Member, four ordinary members, and occasional / specialist members (as determined by the Commission)—who are appointed by the Commission. Appointed SCAP members are eligible for reappointment.

The SCAP’s powers, functions and duties include:

  • Assess and determine development applications where the Commission is the relevant authority.
  • Assess and report on crown development and public infrastructure applications to the Minister for Planning and Local Government.
  • Act as the lodgement authority for all land division applications.

SCAP members are required by the Commission to be Accredited Professionals (Accredited Professional – Planning Level 2). The Commission will seek to ensure that the members of SCAP collectively have qualifications, knowledge, expertise and experience in:

  • urban and regional planning, building, environmental management, or a related discipline
  • local government
  • urban or regional development, commerce or industry
  • environmental conservation or management, or the management of natural resources
  • the provision of facilities for the benefit of the community
  • urban design, building safety or landscaping design.

Expressions of interest comprising a covering letter of no more than two pages and a curriculum vitae of no more than four pages are invited, and must address:

  • the candidate’s qualifications, knowledge, planning expertise and development assessment experience; and,
  • whether the candidate holds, or is eligible to hold, accreditation as an Accredited Professional – Planning Level 2.

Expressions of interest must be received by 5.00pm Thursday 22 April 2021via email: For all inquiries please contact Alison Gill, Senior Governance Officer, 08 8343 2653 or

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