Joint Regional Planning Panels (JRPP)
About the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP)
Joint Regional Planning Panels (regional panels) were introduced in NSW 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 State Government and Local Council. The panels provide independent, merit-based decision-making and advice to the Minister on regionally significant development proposals.
Regional panels determine the following new classes of regional development:
- Development with a capital investment value (CIV) over $20 million
- Development with a capital investment value (CIV) over $5 million which is
- Council related
- Lodged by or on behalf of the Crown (State of NSW)
- Private infrastructure and community facilities or
- Eco-tourism facilities
- Extractive industries, waste facilities and marinas that are designated development
- Certain coastal subdivisions
- development with a CIV between $10 million and $20 million which are 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 in the Major Developments State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Developments SEPP).
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 the 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
You can view meeting schedules for the region, agendas or minutes of relevant Joint Regional Planning Panel meetings on the JRPP Website
Documents can also be accessed from Gosford City Council's Access to Information Website website.