In response to COVID-19 we are implementing changes to the way the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) meetings will be conducted for the foreseeable future. It is essential that anyone displaying any form of illness or feeling unwell does not attend these meeting. Please take the time to review the amended SCAP Meeting Protocols below.
Regular meetings of the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Alterations to the scheduled meeting arrangements may occur from time to time according to work load. A current schedule is available on the Meetings and Agendas page.
Agendas and Minutes
Agenda items (excluding legal opinion and commercially confidential information, and papers relating to Crown Development or mining proposals) are made available to the public, including applicants and representors, from the Friday preceding the scheduled meeting at the Agendas & Minutes section of this website and at Level 10, 83 Pirie Street, Adelaide.
Minutes of the SCAP meetings are published on this website within one business day of the meeting.
Timeframes – Setting of SCAP Agenda
Operating Directions and Code of Conduct
The SCAP Practice and Operating Directions (PDF, 260 KB) outline how the business of SCAP is conducted and are determined by the Commission in accordance with section 29(3)(a) of the Act.
Hearings and representations
- Attendees, up to the room maximum, shall be prioritised by the Presiding Member to include:
- SCAP members may attend in person
- the applicant, with attendance in person limited to four people (others may join remotely)
- any representors, with attendance in person limited to two people per representation (others may join remotely)
- staff attendance will be minimised to relevant staff only (e.g the Agenda Item author and SCAP coordinator)
- council or agency technical staff, with attendance in person limited to two person per council or agency (others may join remotely)
- members of the public and media may attend in person (subject to numbers), but must register by 3:00 pm on the Monday prior to the meeting
- Adhere to the 2 square metre rule per person, and not exceed the maximum number of people indicated on the signage in the meeting room.
- Attendees should not sit or stand closer than 1.5 metres
- People should not attend in person if they are unwell
- No handshakes or physical contact should occur
- Minimal items to be brought to meetings and placed on tables e.g. papers etc
- Hand sanitiser is available in the meeting room
- The meeting room is cleaned at the conclusion of each agenda item by the organiser (tables, benches, chair arms all wiped with disinfectant spray).
- Members, staff and visitors will not use mobile phones during the meeting
- No electronic recording or photography will be permitted in meetings other than with the express and prior permission of the Presiding Member
- The Presiding Member may ask any person attending a meeting of the SCAP who is behaving in a disorderly manner or otherwise causing disruption to leave the meeting.
While independent of the Government, SCAP is supported in its role by the Planning and Land Use Services division of the Department for Trade and Investment. Staff provide professional research and advice to the SCAP regarding applications and other matters. The SCAP is also able to delegate extensive administrative and decision making responsibility to certain planning officers of the Department.