Bayside Local Planning Panel

Charged with determining a range of development applications on behalf of Council and reviewing and making recommendations to Council about planning proposals.

Agendas and Minutes

Bayside Council voluntarily established an Independent Hearing Assessment Panel (IHAP), known as the 'Bayside Planning Panel' on 14 December 2016.

From 1 March 2018, it is mandatory for all Sydney Councils to establish an IHAP under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The Bayside Planning Panel is charged with considering Planning Proposals (PPs) of any scale and value, and determining Development Applications (DAs) where the value is less than $30 million, and where there is a potential conflict of interest, or it is a contentious development, or there is a substantial departure from development standards (imposed by an environmental planning instrument), or it is a sensitive development - as further described in Schedule 1 of the Ministerial Direction dated 23 February 2018.

In August 2018, it became known as the Bayside Local Planning Panel.

Statutory rules govern each Panel's operation, through a code of conduct and operational procedures.

Each Panel meeting comprises a chair, two independent expert members and a community member. The Minister for Planning has appointed independent, expert chairs for Councils to appoint to their Panel. Councils also choose two expert members to appoint to its Panel from a pool established by the Department of Planning and Environment and approved by the Minister for Planning. Councils recruit and appoint community members to the Panels.

Panel members are required to be expert in one or more of the following fields: planning, architecture, heritage, the environment, urban design, economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering, tourism, or government and public administration.

Panel chairs are required to have expertise in law, or government and public administration.

Councillors, property developers and real estate agents are ineligible to be Panel members.

The referral criteria for both development applications and planning proposals has been set by the Minister for Planning, and can be viewed on the Department of Planning and Environment's website.

The Chair of the Bayside Local Planning Panel is Ms Jan Murrell, town planner and former Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court. The two expert members for each meeting are drawn from the approved list: Marcia Doheny, Robert Montgomery, Ross Bonthorne, Anthony Reed, Helen Deegan, Robert Furolo, Stephen Moore and Lindsey Dey.

One community representative for each meeting is selected from a group of four established by Bayside Council: Thomass Wong, Jesse Hanna, Patrick Ryan and Amber O’Connell.

The Panel typically deals with approximately 120 of Council's development applications per annum from a total of around 850 received. The 730 applications not considered by the Panel are dealt with by staff under delegated authority - for those DAs valued at less than $10m - or by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel - for DAs valued at more than $30m.

Panel determinations are made as independent assessments consistent with the Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plans, adopted by Council.

Meetings

Taking into account the COVID-19 situation and the National and State restrictions in place, face-to-face public panel meetings will not be held. Bayside Local Planning Panel Meetings will be held by teleconference. The Panel public Meeting will continue to be streamed live to Council’s Facebook page, with the audio-visual recording saved for at least 3 months after the Meeting, for administrative purposes. As the Panel Members are in separate locations, a static video image will be displayed and audio will be available.

The Panel meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month commencing at 6pm. In some months, additional meetings are sometimes held.

Meetings in 2020

  • 14 April 2020
  • 28 April 2020
     
  • 12 May 2020
  • 26 May 2020
     
  • 9 June 2020
  • 24 June 2020
     
  • 14 July 2020
  • 28 July 2020
     
  • 11 August 2020
  • 25 August 2020
     
  • 8 September 2020
  • 22 September 2020
     
  • 13 October 2020
  • 27 October 2020
     
  • 10 November 2020
  • 24 November 2020
     
  • 8 December 2020
  • 15 December 2020

Addressing the Panel Meeting

Should you wish to address the Panel, it is preferable that you do so by way of written submission which will be given to the Panel Members prior to the Meeting. Alternatively, you may speak to the Panel by teleconference. You will need to be contactable by phone during the Meeting. You will be only able to speak on one item and for up to three minutes.

Should you wish to make a written submission or speak on a matter on the meeting agenda, please submit a completed Request to Speak at a Meeting application. This must be submitted by noon on the day of the Meeting. Governance staff will forward you instructions on how you are to participate at the meeting.

Please read the Guidelines for addressing the Bayside Local Planning Panel before you submit your request to speak.

Agendas and Minutes

The Bayside Local Planning Panel Meeting Agendas and Minutes are available on the preceding link. Panel determinations are made as independent assessments consistent with the Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plans, adopted by Council.

For more information please email governance@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

Agendas and Minutes Prior to June 2018

Agendas and Minutes prior to June 2018 are listed below. Minutes of a Meeting are included in the Agenda of the next Meeting.

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 6pm - Botany Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 6pm - Botany Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 6pm - Botany Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 6pm - Botany Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 6pm - Botany Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 6pm - Botany Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 6pm - Botany Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Thursday 14 December 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 26 September 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 22 August 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 8 August 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 27 June 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 23 May 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda
  • 4.1 - Bayside Planning Panel Minutes - 11 April 2017
  • 5.1 - DA-2016 108 - 376-384 Princes Highway, Rockdale
  • 5.2 - DA-2017 62 - 17-19 The Seven Ways, Rockdale

As there are no development assessment reports finalised at this current time, the Bayside Planning Panel Meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday 9 May 2017 has been cancelled.

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 11 April 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda
  • 4.1 - Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday 28 March 2017
  • 5.1 - DA-2017 152 - 2 Primrose Avenue, Sandringham
  • 5.2 - DA-2016 137 - 580 Forest Road, Bexley

Bayside Planning Panel Meeting: Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 6pm - Rockdale Town Hall

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda
  • 4.1 - Bayside Planning Panel Charter
  • 4.2 - Code of Conduct
  • 4.3 - Bayside Planning Panel Meeting Schedule
  • 4.4 - DA-2015-221 - 41-45 Rhodes Street, Hillsdale
  • 4.5 - DA-2016-55 - 40 Middlemiss Street, Mascot
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Bayside Local Planning Panel
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Call 1300 581 299 (weekdays 8:30am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm) or email council@bayside.nsw.gov.au