Local Planning Panel (LPP)


The NSW Government has introduced changes to make local planning panels (LPPs), mandatory for all councils in Greater Sydney and Wollongong.

The Local Planning Panel assess development applications (DA’s) which involve:

  • (i) A potential conflict of interest (including development where the applicant or land owner is that Council, Councillor, Council planning staff member or member or parliament) and/or
  • (ii) Contentious development that has received more than 10 unique submissions and/or
  • (iii) Variations to a development standard imposed by an environmental planning instrument by more than 10% and/or
  • (iv) Sensitive development (a) Designated development (b) Development to which State Environment Planning Policy No 65 - Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development applies and is 4 or more storeys in height (c) Development involving the demolition of a heritage item (d) Development for licenced premises (e) Development for the purpose of sex services premises and restricted premises (f) Development applications for which the developer has offered to enter into a planning agreement.

The development applications referred to will only be considered by the LPP and Council in circumstances where the Sydney Central City Planning Panel is not the determining authority.

After the panel has considered submissions made by interested parties, the panel will make a determination on the application.


The Panel comprises a chair chosen by the Minister of Planning, two industry experts and a community representative. The Chair and experts for any given meeting will be selected from the following:

 Panel Member


 Julie Walsh


 Pamela Soon

Alternate Chair

 Garry Fielding

Alternate Chair

 Peter Brennan

Independent Expert

Lindsay Fletcher

Independent Expert

 Glennys James PSM

Independent Expert

 Elizabeth Kinkade PSM

Independent Expert

 Chris Young

Independent Expert

 Scott Barwick                 Independent Expert
Ken Willimott Community Representative
Kaavya Karunanithi Community Representative


Code of Conduct for Planning Panel Members(PDF, 221KB)


Meeting Dates

The Local Planning Panel will meet on the third Wednesday of each month on the following dates in 2022.

  • 16 February, 2022
  • 16 March, 2022
  • 20 April, 2022
  • 18 May, 2022
  • 22 June, 2022
  • 20 July, 2022
  • 17 August, 2022
  • 21 September, 2022
  • 19 October, 2022
  • 16 November, 2022
  • 21 December, 2022


Local Planning Panel Meeting Agendas & Minutes


Local Planning Panel Agenda - 16 November 2022(PDF, 19MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 16 November 2022(PDF, 242KB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - Planning Proposal - Electronic Determination - 16 November 2022(PDF, 148KB)


Local Planning Panel Agenda - 19 October 2022(PDF, 12MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 19 October 2022(PDF, 394KB)


Local Planning Panel Agenda - Electronic Determination - September 2022(PDF, 3MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 21 September 2022 - Electronic Determination(PDF, 23KB)


Local Planning Panel Agenda - 17 August 2022(PDF, 37MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 17 August 2022(PDF, 145KB)

Electronic Determination Local Planning Panel Minutes - Planning Proposals - 18 August 2022(PDF, 161KB)


Local Planning Panel Agenda - 20 July 2022(PDF, 8MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 20 July 2022(PDF, 119KB)


Local Planning Panel Agenda - 22 June 2022(PDF, 7MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 22 June 2022(PDF, 31KB)


Local Planning Panel Minutes - 25 May 2022(PDF, 21KB)

Local Planning Panel Agenda - Electronic Determination - 25 May 2022(PDF, 8MB)


Local Planning Panel Agenda - 18 May 2022(PDF, 5MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 18 May 2022(PDF, 35KB)

Local Planning Panel Planning Proposal Minutes - 18 May 2022(PDF, 181KB)


Local Planning Panel Agenda - 20 April 2022(PDF, 8MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 20 April 2022(PDF, 67KB)


Local Planning Panel Agenda - 16 March 2022(PDF, 11MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - 16 March 2022(PDF, 96KB)

Local Planning Panel Agenda - 16 February 2022(PDF, 9MB)

Local Planning Panel Minutes - Electronic Determination - 16 February 2022(PDF, 138KB)