Development Applications: Changes taking effect from 1 March 2018

Posted: Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Development applications are now determined by the Sydney North Planning Panel, the Willoughby Local Planning Panel or by Council officers. Willoughby City Councillors are no longer involved in the determination of development applications. This is a result of State Government legislative changes which commenced on 1 March 2018.

Councillors’ focus will be upon strategic planning and policy creation. This will include developing appropriate controls and standards through Planning Proposals, Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plan provisions.

There are no changes to the way development applications are submitted.

For further information please visit

Willoughby Local Planning Panel

Development applications will be determined by the Willoughby Local Planning Panel, the Sydney

North Planning Panel, or by Council officers according to certain criteria. Further information about this can be found at Willoughby City Council’s website under Development.

Public meetings of the Willoughby Local Planning Panel will generally be held on the last Tuesday of each month, commencing at 2pm in the Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor St, Chatswood.

Meetings will occur on an ‘As Needs’ basis, which may result in meetings being cancelled or additional meetings being scheduled.

For further information, please visit Willoughby Local Planning Panel page.

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