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

    Upcoming Meetings

    June 2018

    The date, time and agenda of the next meeting is yet to be confirmed.

    Past Meetings

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

    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.

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