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Development Industry Advisory Committee

The objective of the Development Industry Advisory Committee is to:

  • Meet the requirements set out in Section 244 of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (the Act).
  • Provide advice on and represent the interests of entities in the South Australian development industry on matters related to the implementation of the Act as referred to it by the Minister.
  • Act as a conduit for information and assist in the facilitation of engagement activities between development industry bodies and the DPTI Planning Reform Project team through the implementation process.

Download the Terms of Reference (PDF, 375 KB)


The Development Industry Advisory Committee shall meet at least four times in a calendar year. The meeting dates are listed in the Agendas and Minutes section below:

Date HeldAgendaMinutes
17 July 2017 Agenda (PDF, 226 KB)Minutes (PDF, 256 KB)
28 August 2017 (special meeting) Agenda (PDF, 225 KB)Minutes (PDF, 237 KB)
16 October 2017 Agenda (PDF, 125 KB)Minutes (PDF, 72 KB)
Date HeldAgendaMinutes
Date HeldAgendaMinutes
4 February 2019   
15 April 2019   
Date HeldAgenda Minutes


The Development Industry Advisory Committee comprises representatives from the South Australian development industry, including a Chair independently appointed by the Minister. Executive Officer support is provided by Ms Anita Allen, Manager, Planning Reform, DPTI. All members are appointed for a term ending on 30 June 2019.

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Chair - Vacant

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Mr Morry Canala


July 2017 - June 2019


Morry joined the Hindmarsh Development team in 2005 and assumed the role of Design Manager for the delivery of the $150M Flinders Link Project incorporating a multi-level parking station, and 2 corporate offices for Insurance Australia Group and Santos. Morry was instrumental in achieving Adelaide’s first occupied 5 Star Green Star building (office design) for IAG and 5 Star Green Building (As Built) for Santos. Green Star projects are considered the norm in current days but were known as trail blazing in 2005. Since then Morry has consolidated the Hindmarsh Development business in South Australia and is responsible for delivering a number of property developments that include commercial office & retail, retirement and residential projects. He brings to a project a collaborative and team approach that creates an environment for excellence. His focus on creativity, innovation, sustainability, life-cycle and future proofing is balanced with strong commercial acumen that ensures the development is delivered and remains viable for generations to come. Morry is a member of the Property Council of Australia and Master Builders Association where he has held a seat on Council since early 2016.

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Mr Scott Ferris


July 2017 - June 2019


Scott has been involved in the property industry for more than 25 years and has an extensive background in design, design management, construction, project and development management and executive board leadership. He has been involved in a variety of roles on many substantial development projects in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Scott was previously a Principal and Executive Board Member of a design consultancy and is currently in a strategic management role at property development and construction company, Lendlease. He is a Division Councillor of the Property Council of Australia in SA.

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Ms Rebecca Hayes


July 2017 - June 2019


Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience in conveyancing and property law and is currently the Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (SA Division). Rebecca brings with her a range of strategic and organisational skills with specific emphasis on change management and organisational performance. Rebecca has previous board experience serving in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Rebecca is passionate about the State of South Australia and is excited to contribute to the State’s development through her appointment to the Development Industry Advisory Committee.

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Mr Glenn Hordacre


July 2017 - June 2019


Glenn Hordacre is the Managing Director of Alexander Symonds and as one of Australia’s most experienced licensed surveyors is responsible for all of the company’s projects and 85+ staff across offices in SA and Victoria.

With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Surveying and a Graduate Diploma in Spatial Information Systems, Glenn has developed extensive expertise in all areas of surveying including land development, cadastral, infrastructure, mining and engineering surveys and the application of new technologies at an operational and management level during his 30 year career.

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Mr Nathan Silby


July 2017 - June 2019


Nathan Silby is a Senior Civil Engineer and Director at WGA with over 20 years of consulting experience. Nathan is a recognised expert in urban water management, including Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR), Stormwater Harvesting Scheme Development and Wastewater Reuse Schemes.

Nathan has a Masters in Business Administration and in addition to his technical skills has had significant input in local government strategic planning and business case analysis with The District Council of Mount Barker, Rural City of Murray Bridge and the Eastern Region Alliance WPE venture.

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Ms Rebecca Thomas


July 2017 - June 2019


Rebecca has over 18 years’ experience in urban planning, strategy and policy development and implementation with 6 years’ experience as a senior local government leader/manager. For the last 6 years Rebecca has worked in the private sector and is currently a Senior Associate at Ekistics Planning and Design in Adelaide. Her expertise spans the areas of planning, strategy, property, stakeholder liaison and negotiation, policy development, organisational governance and community engagement. Rebecca is the Deputy Chair of the Property Council of Australia’s Planning and Urban Design Committee (SA) and a recent former Board Member of the Minister’s Development Planning Advisory Committee (DPAC). Through her various roles within the planning industry, Rebecca seeks opportunities to assist in the delivery of quality local investment in our state through facilitating efficient, pragmatic planning outcomes whilst considering the broader and local implications to the community.

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Mr Enzo Zito


July 2017 - June 2019


Enzo is a Director with extensive experience in the construction and building industry. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Building, he has significant leadership qualities in business enterprise and exceptional interpersonal diplomacy for developing and facilitating relationships and building consensus. Strong management and financial control skills developed in the project management of contract and tender construction work, property management and real estate property development, including land acquisition, design and construction, sale and/or lease negotiation in both residential and commercial sectors.

Enzo is the General Manager of the Zee Group of Companies and currently sits on the MBASA council of management and Housing Committee.

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Mr Ian Marker BE, FIEAust, FAICD


July 2017 - June 2019


Ian Marker has over thirty-five years experience in the property industry. He is CEO of the EDC Group, which includes Adelaide Development Company in South Australia and Estates Development Company in Western, and is responsible for a diverse property portfolio covering residential, retail, commercial and agricultural development and investment. Prior to joining EDC, Ian spent twenty years as a consulting civil engineer in Adelaide, Perth and Darwin working on a broad range of development and urban infrastructure projects. He is a past SA President and National Vice President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

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