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On 1 August 2017, The State Planning Commission assumed the functions, powers and duties of the Development Assessment Commission (DAC). 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. Read more at www.saplanningcommission.sa.gov.au/scap.

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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 SCAP 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.

An indicative schedule of DAC hearings for 2017 is available here (PDF, 29 KB).