The views of the community are considered throughout the assessment and decision-making process.
As local councils arrange for DAs to be publicly exhibited in accordance with statutory requirements, members of the community with concerns about a DA, are encouraged to comment on the proposal by lodging a written submission with council. For more information on the role of councils in the assessment process, read our operational procedures.
Regional panel meetings to determine a DA are generally conducted in public, and the applicant and any person who has made a submission can make a presentation to the regional panel to express their views on the DA. Comments made at the public meeting are considered by the regional panel when making a decision on the DA.
Briefing meetings may also be held, on request from the chair. These meetings provide an opportunity for the council to brief the regional panel on the key elements of a proposed development and planning controls that affect it.
Formal site visits by the regional panel may be arranged prior to a regional panel meeting at the discretion of the chair.
In certain circumstances, regional panels can make a determination on a proposed development via electronic means.
For more information on the panel meeting and determination process please refer to the operational procedures and the code of conduct as well as our FAQs.
Anyone who wishes to address a regional panel at a determination meeting must register with the secretariat before the meeting. For more information call 02 9228 2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Each regional panel has a schedule of proposed dates reserved for briefing meetings, site visits and/or regional panel meetings. Additional meeting dates may be scheduled outside of these dates if required, and these additional dates will be included in the schedule as soon as they are confirmed.
All dates currently scheduled to determine specific DAs are listed below. Click on the links to view relevant information on the matter, including meeting location, agenda and business papers.