Sydney North Planning Panels is independent body that strengthen decision making on regionally significant development applications and other planning matters including certain planning proposals and Aboriginal land planning. 

If the Capital Investment Value of a Development Application (DA) is over $30 million and/or it has regional significance it will be referred by Council to the Sydney North Planning Panel for determination at a public meeting.

At the meeting, the panel will consider the DA and hear from stakeholders and members of the public. After hearing submissions, the panel may make a decision about the DA or recommend another course of action.

Any person is welcome to attend or listen to a public meeting held by a Planning Panel. If you wish to address the panel, or listen to a panel meeting, you must register by contacting the Planning Panels for instructions to join the meeting.


Outcomes of the meetings are made available by way of determinations, which will generally be published on Council’s website.