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Sydney planning panels

Sydney and regional planning panels

We introduced Sydney and regional planning panels in 2009 to strengthen decision-making for regionally significant development applications and other planning matters.

'Regionally significant development' is generally development with a capital investment value (CIV) over $30 million.

There are 5 Sydney planning panels and 4 regional planning panels across NSW. Each panel is an independent body that is not subject to the direction of the Minister for Planning.

For information about the work of the Sydney and regional planning panels, please visit the Sydney and Regional Planning Panels page on the Planning Portal website. Here you can:

  • search the planning panel register
  • review the details of upcoming meetings
  • find out more about individual Sydney and regional planning panels
  • read the latest statistics based on data given to the planning panel secretariat
  • access Planning circulars and advisory notes, policies and procedures, templates and forms.