Application Assessment Panel (AAP)

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Meeting details and procedure

The Application Assessment Panel (AAP) meets to assess and determine development applications which involve a significant community interest, which accords to our delegations. Most of these applications are for alterations and additions, new houses and for smaller scale residential flats.

Meetings are held on each Tuesday of the month at 3pm in the Thornton Room, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay. Read the AAP meeting procedure and check the upcoming meetings calendar for current and future dates.

Members of the community can address the panel (see Having your say at meetings for guidelines).

Agendas and Minutes

The agenda contains full reports from staff, including recommendations on all items under consideration. The agenda and individual reports for each meeting are available from 3pm on the Tuesday before the meeting from the following locations:

The agenda will also be available at the meeting. Minutes are available three business days after the meeting.

Panel members

The AAP comprises senior members of council staff. Members include the:

  • General Manager, Mr Gary James
  • Manager Compliance (Chair), Mr Timothy Tuxford
  • Director Technical Services, Mr Tom O'Hanlon
  • Director Planning and Development, Mr Allan Coker
  • Director Corporate Services, Mr Don Johnston
  • Manager Strategic Planning, Mr Christopher Bluett
  • Manager Engineering Services, Mr Aurelio Lindaya
  • Manager Placemaking, Mr Peter Kauter
  • Team Leader Compliance, Mr Craig Jenner
  • Team Leader Strategic Planning, Ms Anne White

The quorum for an AAP meeting is three of the members.


Further information may be obtained by contacting Council's Governance Department on 9391 7001.