What are Local Planning Panels (IHAPs)?
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IHAPs or Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels are a new way to assess sensitive development applications for Greater Sydney and Wollongong.
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Each panel consists of three independent experts, plus a community member.
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IHAP ensures that decisions are made on technical merits, efficiency, fairness and transparency, with the added benefit of local knowledge.
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Sydney and Wollongong Councils receive many development applications.
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With IHAPS making decisions on sensitive developments and high value applications, councils will still forward straightforward DAs and long-term strategic planning that benefits your community.
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Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels mean better planning outcomes for all.
Find out more at planning.nsw.gov.au/ihaps.
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Page last updated: 10/10/2022