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Joint Regional Planning Panels (JRPPs) were established on 1 July 2009, to strengthen decision making on regionally significant development applications (DAs) and certain other planning matters.

 

Following updates to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 in 2018, JRPPs were renamed as Regional Planning Panels (RPPs).

 

Regional Planning Panels operate in the following regions:

  • Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel
  • Northern Regional Planning Panel
  • Southern Regional Planning Panel
  • Western Regional Planning Panel.

The Planning Panels Secretariat undertakes monitoring of the performance of the RPPs and whether local councils meet reporting time frames to the Planning Panels.

 

The quarterly dashboard illustrates some of the key metrics of the Panels: housing approvals, performance (timeliness of determinations), capital investment value of development approvals and gross assessment time by local councils (lodgement through to reporting to the Panel).

 

For information about the work of the RPPs, the projects being considered and the proposals on exhibition please visit the Department's Planning Panels website.

 

 

Regional Planning Panels Quarterly Dashboard Report
Quarter Two 2019 / 2020

 

DAs determined this quarter: 32

This quarter last year:34

 

Determinations this quarter vs this quarter last year:
Panel This Quarter This Quarter Last Year
Hunter and Central Coast RPP 12 16
Northern RPP 12 6
Southern RPP 4 8
Western RPP 4 4

 

Regional Planning Panels DAs determined q2 2019 2020 

 

DAs registered this quarter: 31

This quarter last year: 25

 

DAs registered this quarter vs this quarter last year:
Panel This Quarter This Quarter Last Year
Hunter and Central Coast RPP 10 12
Northern RPP 8 4
Southern RPP 10 6
Western RPP 3 3

 

Regional Planning Panels DAs registered Q2 2019 2020


 

Dwellings approved this quarter: 379

This quarter last year: 723

 

Annual Forecast for 2019/20: 1,880

 

Note: Graph indicates cumulative total for the financial year.

Regional Planning Panels dwellings approved q2 2019 2020
Forecast based on dwellings drop of 11%* compared to previous year
*MBA Building & Construction Forecast 2019-20

 

 

Dwellings approved this quarter vs this quarter last year:
Panel This Quarter This Quarter Last Year
Hunter and Central Coast RPP 379 389
Northern RPP 0 48
Southern RPP 0 259
Western RPP 0 27

 

Regional Planning Panels dwellings approved Q2 by region 2019 2020 

 

Capital Investment Value (CIV) of approvals this quarter: $0.50 B

This quarter last year: $0.65 B

 

Annual Forecast for 2019/20: $2.35 B

Note: Graph indicates cumulative total for the financial year.

Regional Planning Panels CIV of approvals Q2 2019 2020 

Forecast based on GDP growth of 2.25%* compared to previous year 
*NSW State Budget estimate 2019-20

CIV approvals this quarter vs this quarter last year:
Panel This Quarter This Quarter Last Year
Hunter & Central Coast JRPP $307,331,311 $288,365,267
Northern JRPP $142,531,050 $84,350,761
Southern JRPP $31,503,174 $170,096,210
Western JRPP $14,652,670 $104,762,150

 

Regional Planning Panels CIV of approvals Q2 by region 2019 2020

 

7.11 Contributions

 

Cumulative Panel approved 7.11 Contributions for 2019 / 2020:
 Regional cumulative panel approved contributions q2 2019 2020

 

Panel approved 7.11 Contributions this quarter:
Regional Planning Panels 711 contributions Q2 by region 2019 2020 

 

Regional Planning Panels council assessment time*

Five fastest and slowest councils

*The council assessment time is the time taken in days from the lodgement date of a matter until the date that council supplies the panel with the assessment report.

 

Five fastest councils:
Regional Planning Panels five fastest councils Q2 2019 2020 

 

Council Council Assessment Time Regional Planning Panels Average
1. Upper Hunter Shire Council 58 394 days
2. Inverell Shire Council 65 394 days
3. Narromine Shire Council 74 394 days
4. Armidale Regional Council 103 394 days
5. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 117 394 days

 

Five slowest councils:
Regional Planning Panels five slowest councils Q2 2019 2020 

 

Council Council Assessment Time Regional Planning Panels Average
1. Maitland City Council 678  394 days
2. Kempsey Shire Council 705  394 days 
3. Central Coast Council  818  394 days 
4. Cessnock City Council 1176  394 days 
5. Clarence Valley Council 1420 394 days

 

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Page last updated: 21/02/2020