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Joint Regional Planning Panels
The Regional Panels consist of members appointed by State Government and Local Council. The Panels have been established to provide independent, merit-based decision-making and advice to the Minister on regionally significant development proposals.
Regional Panels commenced operation on 1 July 2009 in five regions of NSW, and in the Western Region on 1 September 2009.
For a complete overview of Joint Regional Planning Panels go to the website below:-
What kinds of development do Regional Panels determine?
Regional Panels will not determine proposals for the above classes of regional development if they are:
How do Regional Panels operate?
Councils assess development applications (DAs) that are regionally significant. The council officer’s assessment report and recommendations will then be referred to the Regional Panel to make its determination.
The Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act states that councils are to fund appeals to a decision. There is provision for the Minister for Planning to receive submissions from council to share costs in exceptional circumstances.
The applicant of the development application under consideration, or a person who has made a submission regarding the development application under consideration, can address the panel by registering with Panel Secretariat. Contact details for the Panel Secretariat are available on the Joint Regional Planning Panel website http://www.jrpp.nsw.gov.au/.
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