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Council is seeking expressions of interest from eligible local community members to join the Canterbury Bankstown Local Planning Panel (LPP) as a community representative.
The role of the LPP is to determine development applications that meet the criteria established by the NSW Government and to provide advice to Council on planning proposals and other local planning and development matters.
Community representative/s will join three other appointed professional members of the Panel for each meeting. It is a part-time paid role, commencing January 2021, and continuing up to 29 February 2024. Generally, LPP meetings are held monthly. Additional meetings may be held if required.
Previous applicants need not re-apply and will be considered.
Please note, Councillors, property developers and real estate agents are not eligible to apply. Applications close 27 January 2022. For more information and to apply, call 02 9707 9021 or download the form.
Please send completed applications to:
Canterbury Bankstown Local Planning Panel is a state mandated Panel which replaces the former Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP).
The Local Planning Panel is an independent body that will determine certain development applications and provide advice to Council on planning proposals. The Panel will meet once a month, or more often if required.
The Local Planning Panel comprises the following:
Specialist Panel Members
Community Panel Members
The introduction of the Local Planning Panel means that all decisions made in relation to development in Canterbury Bankstown will be by delegation by Council Staff, the Sydney South Planning Panel or by the Local Planning Panel. Decisions on development applications are no longer referred to Council for determination.
The referral criteria for both development applications and planning proposals has been set by the Minister for Planning and can be viewed on the
Department of Planning and Environment's website.
Any person who has an interest in a particular development application (whether as an applicant or someone who has made a submission) will be notified of its referral to the Panel and advised that they may make an application to address the Panel or make a written submission to the Panel.
The business paper for each month's Local Planning Panel meeting will be published on our website by 5.00pm on the Monday before the meeting.
Details of items to be considered by the Panel are also available by calling us on
First you should read the report going to the Panel about the matter. If there are particular issues in the report that are important to you, you can apply to address the Panel.
Any person who wishes to address the Panel is requested to forward a written request which must be received by Council no later than 12 noon on the day of the meeting. Requests can be sent to PO Box 8, Bankstown 1885, or emails can be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be marked "Request to Address the Local Planning Panel" and include your name, address, contact telephone number/s, and the item on which you wish you to speak.
You will be advised of any conditions which may apply to your address to the Panel. If a number of people have similar views about the same item before the Panel, they may be required to appoint a spokesperson.
To make the most effective use of your allotted time, plan the points you wish to make beforehand and be guided by the Chairperson during the course of the hearing.
No. If you wish to make a written submission only, this will be considered by the Panel. Written submissions to the Panel must be received by Council no later than 12 noon on the day of the meeting. If you do wish to speak about your submission, you should contact our Local Planning Panel Administration Officer on
The Agenda and Minutes for Panel meetings can be found via the link below, audio recordings of Panel meetings are available by calling
Agenda and Minutes
For more information, or to ask a question, contact Council's Local Planning Panel Administration Officer on
9707 5415, or write to Council at PO Box 8, Bankstown 1885.