Community input sought on planning panels

Published on 31 January 2019

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on the operation of independent planning panels which have been mandated for all NSW councils.

Comments can be made through an online survey until Tuesday 12 February.

The survey is being conducted on behalf of the NSW Department of Planning & Environment by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at UTS.

The Department of Planning is seeking feedback from community members who have had experience with Independent Hearing & Assessment Panels – or IHAPs as they are commonly known.

This may include applicants, members of the public attending Panel meetings, submitters and consultants.

From 1 March 2018 the Minister for Planning made it mandatory for Local Planning Panels to operate in the Greater Sydney Region. In Ku-ring-gai the Panel is known as the Ku-ring-gai Local Planning Panel (KLPP).

Councillors are no longer able to determine development applications. Applications are now decided by the Panel, Council staff or the relevant regional planning panel  ie. Sydney North Planning Panel.

The Ku-ring-gai Panel meets on a regular basis and meetings are open to the public. To find out more visit Council's website and type Ku-ring-gai Planning Panel in the search field.



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