Council assessment panel

About the Panel

The City of Unley Council Assessment Panel (formerly known as the Development Assessment Panel or DAP) is an autonomous planning authority and operates under the Terms of Reference(PDF, 159KB) assigned by the City of Unley Council Policy 1.1.05 established in accordance with the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act.

The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) considers development applications and makes planning decisions. The current membership of the City of Unley Council Assessment Panel consists of the five members.

The Council Assessment Panel is convened under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act. This means that:

  • It is not convened under the Local Government Act

  • It is not a subcommittee of the Unley Council.


The Council Assessment Panel Meeting procedures(PDF, 215KB) set out the procedures that apply for all meetings of the CAP.

Panel Members

Members of the current Council Assessment Panel are:

  • Mr Brenton Burman (Presiding Member)
  • Ms Colleen Dunn
  • Mr Michael McKeown
  • Mr Ross Bateup
  • Mrs Emma Wright (Elected Member)
  • Dr Jennifer Bonham (Deputy Elected Member)*
  • Ms Carol Muzyk (Deputy Independent Member)* 
This panel has a term of 2 years commencing March 2021.

*Will only act if the Elected Member is unable to attend the Panel meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Meetings of the Council Assessment Panel are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. Agendas for Council Assessment Panel meetings are available two working days before CAP meetings. Minutes taken at the meeting are available within four working days. 

Use the archive page to view minutes and agendas from previous meetings.

View the archive