Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP)

Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP)

The Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) was established under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 to determine regionally significant development applications (DAs) including, the following:

- council related,
- lodged by or on behalf of the Crown (State of NSW),
- private infrastructure and community facilities, or
- eco-tourist facilities,

  • extractive industries, waste facilites 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,
  • modifications to regional development under Section 96 (2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act), and
  • 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.

They commenced on 1 July 2009 and Kogarah City Council is covered by the Sydney East Region.

The JRPP is made up of five members, three independent experts appointed by the Minister and two recommended by Council. They will have expertise in development disciplines (such as heritage, tourism, architecture, urban design or traffic issues) and will hear and determine development applications strictly on their merits in an open forum free of any political or other influence.

Council will continue to receive, notify and assess these development applications and prepare assessment reports and recommendations which will then be provided to the JRPP for determination. Council will also carry out post-determination functions including issuing any consent, notification, application and management of developer contributions, certification and most appeals.

You can find additional information, factsheets, Circulars and frequently asked questions on the JRPP website. The Sydney East Region Joint Planning Panel agendas and minutes can also be found on the JRPP website.