Office Closure - Commencing 5pm Tuesday, 24 March

In response to the COVID-19 virus, Council’s offices at Dauncey Street and the Depot will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, Council staff will continue to provide services to the community. To order Library books, pay bills or to speak with Council staff, please phone, email or utilise our online services. For all Council enquiries & payments please phone Customer Service on: 08 8553 4500 or email alternatively, Council Payments can be made online, click here.

As per Federal and State Government requirements Playgrounds, Skate parks & Council Campgrounds are now CLOSED. Our parks and reserves remain open for your leisure.

Further updates will be communicated via Council’s website, Council’s Facebook Page, The Islander newspaper and Council’s Community window. Thank you.

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Kangaroo Island Bushfires

As of Monday 24 February 2020, the Recovery Centre at 12 Jubilee Ave Parndana will be open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm and can assist with all fire recovery needs, including grant applications. Phone 0438 861 215

For information on current warnings visit the CFS website.

For other Recovery Information visit Department of Human Services website. Additional information is also available on Council's website.

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Council Assessment Panel

Council Assessment Panel (CAP) is established with it’s principle role as a delegate of Council for the assessment of prescribed forms of development which fall outside of staff delegations (generally due to being non-complying developments, having significant social, environmental or economic effect, or are controversial in nature). The CAP is empowered to report to Council on trends, issues and other planning and development matters that have arisen through assessment of development applications.

CAP consists of one Elected member of Council and four independent members with relevant experience or qualifications, including an independent Chairperson.

The CAP meets on the first available Monday of each month at 1:30pm in the Council Chambers at 43 Dauncey Street, Kingscote.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend and observe proceedings.

CAP agendas are made available five days prior to the meetings either electronically or in hardcopy at the Kingscote Office. Minutes are made available electronically or in hardcopy upon request following the meeting.

Membership of the Council Assessment Panel:

The current Council Assessment Panel was constituted by Council on 14 August 2017 by resolution of Council in accordance with Part 6 of the Planning Development & Infrastructure Act 2016.


  • Jayne Bates OAM


  • Roger Hartley
  • David Ellis
  • Cr Peter Denholm
  • Janice (Jackie) Kelly OAM

Terms of Reference for the Council Assessment Panel can be viewed here.

Note: The CAP was previously known as DAP - Development Assessment Panel.