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Local and Regional Planning Panels have been streamlined so they can better support the State’s economic recovery while maintaining their independence and integrity.
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Executive Director Local and Regional Planning Monica Gibson said the reforms will ensure projects are not held up by unnecessary delays in the assessment stage.
“These reforms will streamline the operations of the panels and put more projects in the construction pipeline when they are needed, while ensuring they continue to be subject to thorough and rigorous assessment under current legislation,” Ms Gibson said.
Local Planning Panels and Sydney District and Regional Planning Panels are made up of independent experts and community representatives who assess significant and contentious development applications lodged with councils, ensuring the best decisions are made for communities.
The reforms will allow council staff to deal with applications for minor modifications to approvals that have already been assessed by a planning panel, with the panels only dealing with certain larger-scale applications.
The reforms will also:
Additionally, for Sydney District and Regional Planning Panels:
More information: www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/planning-panels/about-planning-panels