Members of the public are invited to attend Local Planning Panel meetings. The panel determines a range of development applications on behalf of Council.
The Local Planning Panel comprises of highly qualified people independent of Council. The panel is charged with determining a range of development applications, reviewing and making recommendations about planning proposals on behalf of Council.
Local Planning Panel meetings include four members - a chairperson, community member and two expert members.
The meeting format usually includes:
- on-site inspection
- public panel meeting, with an open forum for interested persons and groups to hear and make submissions about the development proposal
- closed panel session for the panel to deliberate
- public announcement of the determination.
Meetings are open to the public. If you wish to speak or address the Panel you need to request this in writing by 12 noon the day prior to the meeting.
The agenda, reports and minutes of each meeting will be made available on this website.
Addressing the Panel
Anyone can attend a meeting. If you wish to speak or address the Panel you need to notify Council in writing or by phone on (02) 4645 4575 by 12 noon the day prior to the meeting.