Home  >  Development  >  Local Planning Panel
  • Local Planning Panel

  • Included on this page


  • In 2017, the Government introduced changes to make local planning panels (LPPs), mandatory for all councils in Greater Sydney and Wollongong.

    The Local Planning Panel will be responsible for determining the following development applications

    • Conflict of Interest – Development applications where Council, a Councillor, a member of staff involved in the DA process, or a member of Parliament or their relative is the owner or applicant
    • Contentious Development – Development applications that receive 10 or more objections from different households;
    • Departure from Development Standards – Development applications seeking to depart by more than 10% from a development standard
    • Sensitive development
      • Designated development
      • Development for residential flat buildings 4 storeys or over in height to which SEPP 65 Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development applies
      • Development involving the demolition of a heritage item
      • Development requiring a liquor licence, or for the purposes of sex services or restricted premises
      • Development applications for which the developer has offered to enter into a planning agreement
    • Modifications – Modification applications that meet the above criteria may also be referred to the Panel for determination
    • Planning Proposals – All planning proposals made after 1 June 2018 unless the General Manager determines it relates to correction of an error, is minor in nature or will not have any significant adverse impact on the environment or adjoining land

    Panel Members

    Chairs

    • Jason Perica
    • Dr Deborah Dearing - Alternate
    • Honourable Carl Scully - Alternate

    Expert Members

    • Mary-Lynne Taylor
    • John Brunton
    • Christopher Hallam - Alternate

    Community Members

    • Stephen Welsh
    • Geoff Martin
    • Virginia Barrios
    • Cody Masterfield - Alternate

    Download the combined Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest Forms for the Local Planning Panel Members (pdf 8mb).

    Download the NSW Government's Code of Conduct for Local Planning Panel Members (pdf 185kb).

    Upcoming Meetings

    View the development applications that will be discussed at upcoming meetings.

    26 September 2018

    The Penrith Local Planning Panel will meet to determine the following:

    • 72 Park Avenue, Kingswood - DA17/0559
      Proposed 45 x Unit Residential Flat Building Including Area for a Future Ground Floor Child Care Centre with Associated Basement Car parking, Landscaping & Drainage works
    • 38 – 44 Keech Road, Castlereagh - DA17/1344
      Continued Use of the Site for a Greyhound Boarding, Training and Breeding Establishment

    Click on a DA number above to visit Council's DA Tracker to view more details about the development application including relevant documentation.

    When: 5pm, Wednesday 26 September 2018
    Where: Penrith City Council, Passadena Room, First Floor, 601 High Street, Penrith.

    To register to speak at the meeting please contact the Development Services Department on (02) 4732 7512 or email by 4pm on Tuesday 25 September 2018. Any person may attend the meeting to observe.

    Past Meetings

    View the applications discussed, and listen to audio recordings of previous panel meetings.

    12 September 2018

    The Penrith Local Planning Panel met to determine the following:

    Click on a DA number above to visit Council's DA Tracker to view more details about the development application including relevant documentation.

    25 July 2018

    The Penrith Local Planning Panel met to determine the following:

    Click on a DA number above to visit Council's DA Tracker to view more details about the development application including relevant documentation.

    Use the controls in the audio player below to listen to the recording of the Local Planning Panel meeting on 25 July 2018.

    If you have any difficulty accessing this audio recording, please contact or call 02 4732 7777 for assistance.

    11 July 2018

    The Penrith Local Planning Panel met to determine the following:

    Click on a DA number above to visit Council's DA Tracker to view more details about the development application including relevant documentation.

    Use the controls in the audio player below to listen to the recording of the Local Planning Panel meeting on 11 July 2018.

    If you have any difficulty accessing this audio recording, please contact or call 02 4732 7777 for assistance.

    13 June 2018

    The Penrith Local Planning Panel met to determine the following:

    Click on a DA number above to visit Council's DA Tracker to view more details about the development application including relevant documentation.

    Use the controls in the audio player below to listen to the recording of the Local Planning Panel meeting on 13 June 2018.

    If you have any difficulty accessing this audio recording, please contact or call 02 4732 7777 for assistance.

    9 May 2018

    The Penrith Local Planning Panel met to determine the following:

    Click on a DA number above to visit Council's DA Tracker to view more details about the development application including relevant documentation.

    Use the controls in the audio player below to listen to the recording of the Local Planning Panel meeting on 9 May 2018.

    If you have any difficulty accessing this audio recording, please contact or call 02 4732 7777 for assistance.

    28 March 2018

    The Penrith Local Planning Panel met to determine the following:

    Click on a DA number above to visit Council's DA Tracker to view more details about the development application including relevant documentation.

    Use the controls in the audio player below to listen to the recording of the Local Planning Panel meeting on 28 March 2018.

    If you have any difficulty accessing this audio recording, please contact or call 02 4732 7777 for assistance.

Have your say

Community input is important


We encourage you to have your say about community plans, policies and issues that will shape our City's future...

Draft Community Safety Plan

Sport, Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy

Community input is important

Would you like to receive your rates notice via email?

It's quick and easy! Click on the button below for more information.

Receive your rates notice via email

Find us on
Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrith.city 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia