In New South Wales, regional planning panels provide independent, merit-based decision making and advice to the Minister for Planning on regionally significant development proposals.
Kempsey Shire falls within the Northern Regional Planning Panel.
The Northern Regional Planning Panel:
When Kempsey Shire Council assesses a development application that is regionally significant, the Council officer’s assessment report and recommendations will be referred to the Northern Regional Planning Panel to make a determination.
The NSW Planning Portal provides information about the operations of planning panels across the state.