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The State Government has introduced new mandatory rules for certain development applications submitted to councils in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area and Wollongong Local Government Area.
These new rules enforced by the State Government means that since 1 March 2018, development applications must be determined by:
Council’s planning officers are delegated to determine all planning application’s, however those applications that meet the following criteria, must be referred to the Local Planning Panel for determination:
More information on the Local Planning Panel for Canterbury-Bansktown, including panel members and Community representatives for each ward can be
All development applications with a construction value in excess of $30 million must be forwarded to the Sydney South District Panel, which is chaired by Helen Lochhead, Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of New South Wales, who was appointed by the NSW Government.
Based on recent changes outlined above, decisions on development applications are no longer referred to the elected Councillors for determination.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Local Planning Panel meetings comprises four members:
The Local Planning Panel members will operate under a Compulsory Code of Conduct, which can be
The current Canterbury-Bankstown Local Planning Panel will continue to advise Council on:
Planning proposals, unless deemed unnecessary by the General Manager (for correction of obvious errors, minor LEP matters and changes that will not have any significant environmental impact); and
Other planning or development matters referred by the Council.
The assessment and determination of district development remains unchanged, except the increase in threshold by $10 million to a construction investment value of $30 million for certain classes of development.
The District Planning Panel is chaired by Helen Lochhead and two State members being Bruce MacDonald and Nicole Gurran. Council appoints two Councillors to this panel.