An independent committee
planning panels are independent committees appointed by councils to determine
certain development applications. These panels are not subject to the direction
or control of the council, except on matters relating to panel procedures or to
the time the panel must deal with a matter consistent with a ministerial
direction issued under section 117 of the Environmental
Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The City of Sydney
Local Planning Panel was established by Council resolution on 19
Local Planning Panel has 4 members, comprising a chair (nominated by the
Minister for Planning), 2 expert members (selected by Council from a pool of
experts approved by the Minister for Planning) and a community representative
(selected by Council).
for Planning has issued a direction
under section 9.1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that
identifies the development applications which are to be determined by local
planning panels on behalf of councils in the Greater Sydney region and
Wollongong. The referral criteria for the City of Sydney are identified in
schedule 3 of the direction.
Agendas and minutes
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and Committee meetings archive for business papers, minutes and electronic
recordings of meetings. The archive includes past papers for the current year.
Code of conduct
of the panel are bound by the Code
of Conduct for Local Planning Panel Members.
for Planning has issued a further direction
under Section 9.1 of the Environmental
Planning and Assessment Act 1979 setting operational procedures which are
designed to ensure that local planning panels meet their obligations in the
most efficient and effective manner.
Planning Panel has developed and endorsed operational
procedures for the panel.
operations of the panel will be consistent with the operation of Council and
its Committees and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.
Speaking at panel meetings
As part of
our democratic process, members of the community are invited to speak directly
to members of the Local Planning Panel about items on the agenda.
Local Planning Panel briefings
receives a briefing from key Council staff on matters on the agenda and have
the opportunity to ask questions or seek clarification on any issues. The
briefing presentations are available on the relevant meeting date.