Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP)
The Joint Regional Planning Panel have been established by State Government to provide greater expertise and independence on regional planning issues.
Regional Panel members are appointed by State Government and Local Council. The Panels have been established to provide independent, merit-based decision-making and advice to the Minister on regionally significant development proposals.
The Regional Panel for our region is called the Northern Region Joint Planning Panel.
What kinds of development do Regional Panels determine?
The Regional Panels make decisions on regionally significant developments, which include, but is not limited to:-
- Certain Designated development
- Development with a capital investment value (CIV) over $20 million
- The following development with a CIV over $5 million:
- Certain public and private infrastructure
- Crown development
- Development where council is the proponent or has a conflict of interest
- Certain subdivisions
- Certain applications subject to delays
Regional Panels will not determine proposals for the above classes of regional development if they are:
- Complying development
- Development that does not require consent (including exempt development and development to which Part 5 applies)
- Development where the consent authority is not the council (including where the Minister is the consent authority)
Details of projects that are determined by Joint Regional Planning Panels can be found in the State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011.
Want to know more?
To find out about current development applications through the Joint Regional Planning Panel and to view the schedule of the Regional Panel Meetings and Agendas, please visit the Joint Regional Planning Panel website.