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Development Application (DA) Process Determination Panels
When a Development Application (DA) is considerably large, contentious or regionally significant, it is referred by Council staff to one of the following Panels for a decision.
The WLPP is a body of respected independent professionals with extensive expertise in a range of disciplines relevant to development assessment. DAs referred to the WLPP include those:
The SNPP is a state government established body appointed to make merit-based decisions on:
The Panel consists of two representatives of Council and three state-appointed members. The two Willoughby City Council members are the Mayor, Councillor Gail Giles-Gidney and Councillor Hugh Eriksson.
The NSW Planning Panels website lists applications to be determined by the SNPP, including the application documents.
For an application determined by the SNPP:
The NSW Independent Planning Commission determines State significant development applications where there is significant opposition from the community.
A number of projects have been assessed by the Independent Planning Commission in Willoughby.
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