In making a determination, the planning panels will have regard to the council staff assessment report, public submissions made during exhibition, relevant planning legislation and policies, and the views heard from the community at the public meeting.
Anyone who wishes to address a planning panel at a public meeting must register with the Secretariat beforehand. For more information call 02 8217 2060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Public meetings are held to allow the panel to hear concerns the local community may have about a development application and to hear how the applicant has addressed those concerns.
- The panel chair will make introductions of the other members of the panel, call for any declarations of interest, read out apologies and set out the meeting process.
- The panel will then hear from those who have registered to speak. The chair will read out the name of the person whose turn it is to speak.
- The applicant will speak last.
- Please be mindful of not talking over the chair or another speaker.
- All participants are to remain silent unless invited by the chair to speak, those listening or waiting their turn to speak should have their phone or microphones muted.
- The meeting is not a debate, it is a forum to allow the panel to hear the community’s concerns.
- After listening to all speakers the chair will ask each panel member if they have any questions of the speakers or the applicant.
- The chair will then close the meeting.
- The decision of the panel will be published within 7 days of the meeting.
When a Planning Panel has been appointed as the Planning Proposal Authority (PPA), the planning proposal is exhibited in accordance with the Gateway determination.
Planning proposals are generally exhibited for a minimum of 28 days, and during this period public comment is invited. During the community consultation period any person is able to make a written submission to the Planning Panel regarding the proposal. Written submissions should be forwarded to: PlanComment@planningpanels.nsw.gov.au