Building & Development

Joint Regional Planning Panels

Riverside Park

Joint Regional Planning Panels (JRPP or regional panels) were introduced by the NSW State Government on 1 July 2009 in order to strengthen decision making on regionally significant development applications and certain other planning matters.

The regional panels consist of members appointed by the State Government and the relevant local councils. They determine the following classes of regional development:

  • Development with a capital investment value (CIV) over $20 million; 
  • Development with a CIV over $5 million which is: 
    • Council related;
    • Lodged by or on behalf of the Crown (State of NSW);
    • Private infrastructure and community facilities;
    • Eco-tourism facilities;
    • Extractive industries, waste facilities and marinas that are designated development; and
    • Certain coastal subdivisions; 
  • Development with a CIV between $10 million and $20 million which is referred to the regional panel by the applicant after 120 days; 
  • Crown development applications (with a CIV under $5 million) referred to the regional panel by the applicant or local council after 70 days from lodgement as undetermined, including where recommended conditions are in dispute. 

Details of projects that are determined by joint regional planning panels can be found on the JRPP Website.

Council will carry out other consent authority functions associated with these development applications. This includes receipt and assessment of the application and the preparation of an assessment report with recommendations for determination by the regional panel.

Council will also perform post-determination functions including notification, management and application of developer contributions, certification and any potential appeals.

Access to information

Meeting schedules, agendas or minutes of joint regional planning panel meetings can be viewed on the JRPP Website.

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