Developing our City
The Central Sydney Planning Committee determines applications for major developments with an estimated cost of more than $50 million.
In accordance with the City of Sydney Act 1988, the Central Sydney Planning Committee has seven members:
· The Lord Mayor of Sydney
· two City of Sydney Councillors
· four people appointed by the Minister administering Part 4 of the Planning Act. Two should be senior state government employees and the other two employed elsewhere. They should have expertise in architecture, building, civic design, construction, engineering, transport, tourism, the arts, planning or heritage.
The Minister administering Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 needs the concurrence of the Minister administering the Public Works Act 1912 before appointing a senior state government employee if the employee is appointed because of his or her expertise in architecture or civic design.
At least one of the senior state government employees appointed must either be the Director-General of the Department of Planning and Environment or a senior executive officer of the Department of Planning and Environment.