Development determinations and decisions

Development determinations and decisions
Some development applications require council meetings and further approval. Find out how to present your case. Development Determinations Decisions canterbury bankstown Some development applications require council meetings and further approval. Find out how to present your case.


​​Once an assessment has been finalised, applications can be determined either under delegated authority or by reporting the matter to the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP).​

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) Meetings

Complex or contentious Development Applications may be reviewed by the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP). IHAP is a panel of members with specific qualifications and experience to independently review these types of DA's. The IHAP has authority to deal with development applications, rezoning applications, policies concerning development and land use.

A report is prepared by planning staff detailing all factors considered in the assessment of the application, and a recommendation. 

Read more abo​ut IHAP here​.