In addition to determining applications for regionally significant development, regional panels can:
- act as the relevant planning authority (RPA) for the purpose of preparing a local environmental plan when appointed to do so by the Minister or the Director-General of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure
- provide advice to the Minister or the Director-General of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure on any planning or development matters or environmental planning instrument.
For a matter where a regional panel has been appointed the RPA the planning proposal will be exhibited in accordance with the Gateway determination. For an explanation of the Gateway process click here.
Relevant local council/s and the Department of Planning and Infrastructure will be requested to display the planning proposal documentation at their offices during the community consultation period. The documentation will be available on the regional panels website.
We will place advertisements in appropriate local newspapers and write to relevant State agencies, local council/s and adjacent landowners to provide notification of the community consultation period.
In most cases planning proposals will be exhibited for a minimum of 28 days, and during this period public comment is invited.
During the community consultation period any person is able to make a written submission to the regional panel regarding the proposal. To view planning proposals that are currently being publically exhibited for which a regional panel has been appointed as the relevant planning authority click on the links below.
Planning Proposals on Exhibition
Relevant Planning Authority and Advice