Published: 21 February 2018
The NSW State Government has introduced legislation requiring all councils in the greater Sydney region and Wollongong to have Local Planning Panels (LPPs) in place by 1 March 2018.
The last Development Control Committee (DCC) meeting was held on Monday 19 February 2018.
The principal function of the LPP will be to determine local development applications (DAs) that are of high value, corruption risk, sensitivity or strategic importance. The function of council as a consent authority for development applications will no longer be exercisable by the Councilors.
The LPP established for Woollahra Council will comprise of four members, being three experts and one community representative.
The first meeting of the new panel will be in March. Council will continue to update all DA stakeholders including residents of the LPP operating procedures. These updates will be uploaded onto Council’s website as the operational procedures are developed.
For further information please visit the Department of Planning and Environment NSW website.