Meetings are usually held on the first and third Tuesday of each month commencing at 6:00PM at the Sutherland Shire Entertainment Centre, and are open to the general public. The dates for future meetings can be viewed here.
Before the Meeting
Applicants and objectors receive written notice of the meeting at which the relevant application will be determined and are invited to attend to address the Panel. Registrations to address the Panel must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council Assessment Officers prepare a full Assessment Report, detailing any submissions and making a recommendation on the Application for the Panel's consideration. Before considering the Application, the Panel visit all development sites on the day of the meeting.
Once Council’s assessment is finalised the Business Paper (Agenda) is published to Council’s website on the Tuesday prior to the meeting and the completed assessment package is provided to the Local Planning Panel for their review and determination.
At the Meeting
Applicants and Objectors who have registered to speak will be invited to address the Panel, in the order of the Agenda, during which time questions may be asked by the Panel.
Speakers may, if preferred, have someone represent them at the meeting (eg. an architect or planner). Speakers should be mindful that the Panel has been provided with the Assessment Report and all other relevant information in advance, and only additional information should be provided verbally to the Panel at the meeting. All meetings are recorded and the audio recordings are published on Council's website the following day.
After the Meeting
The final Report of Meeting containing the Panel's determinations will be published to Council's website by the Monday following the meeting and all published Reports are available here.