Joint regional planning panels provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant development. Applications for regionally significant development are notified and assessed by a local council professional staff and then determined by the relevant regional panel.
Regional panels may also have a role in planning proposals, where the Minister for Planning has appointed the regional panel to act as the relevant planning authority (RPA) or has requested the regional panel to undertake a pre or post Gateway review.  
Read more information about planning proposals and the Gateway process.

What is happening in my area?

To find out what planning decisions are being made by the regional panels in your local area, search the regional panels development and planning register, or zoom in on your area on the map below.