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Register to be part of an Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel

Submission closing on 22 December 2017

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from eligible local community representatives to fill positions on Campbelltown City Council’s Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP).

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Campbelltown City Council is establishing an Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) to determine various applications for development, including applications of high value, corruption risk, sensitivity or strategic importance. This includes development applications valued at more than $5 million but less than $30 million. The IHAP will consist of three independent experts and representatives of the local community.

Expressions of Interest

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from eligible representatives from the local community to fill a local member position and an alternate member position(s) on Council’s IHAP. Your role as an IHAP member would be a part-time, paid role starting in March 2018. The position will be paid in accordance with rates to be set by the NSW Government. Further details will be provided when available.

Membership of the panel is for up to three years. It is envisaged that the IHAP will meet on a monthly basis. 

Note: Mayors, Councillors, property developers and real estate agents are ineligible to be panel members.

Selection Criteria

Applicants for a local member position will be evaluated based on demonstrated experience, understanding of local issues and service to the Campbelltown community. All applicants must demonstrate a sound knowledge of panel processes and their ability to adhere to code of conduct and operational procedures.  

The selection criteria for member positions on the IHAP include:

  • be current residents within the local government area (LGA)

  • have knowledge and awareness of the LGA and issues of concern to the local community

  • be able to represent and communicate the interests of the local community

  • have an understanding of the planning process and assessment issues (but not expected to be experts)

  • commit to attending the IHAP meetings and contributing constructively to the determination of applications

  • be willing to adhere to the IHAP code of conduct and operational procedures.

How to Apply

To lodge an Expression of Interest, please complete and submit the IHAP nomination form and attach a supporting letter and current CV.

You can apply in the following ways:

Submit your IHAP nomination form online

The General Manager
Campbelltown City Council
PO Box 57
Campbelltown NSW 2560

Email to:

Nomination forms must be received by close of business Friday 22 December 2017.

Enquiries: 02 4645 4601.


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