Planning Panels operate across New South Wales to provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant development.  The Panels may also have a role in planning proposals, to undertake rezoning reviews or to act as the relevant planning authority (RPA) when directed. 

Planning Panels include Sydney Planning Panels (SPPs) and Joint Regional Planning Panels (JRPPs):

  • In the Greater Sydney Region, a Sydney Planning Panel operates in each district: Sydney Eastern City, Sydney Central City, Sydney Western City, Sydney North and Sydney South. 
  • Joint Regional Planning Panels operate in the following four regions of the State: Hunter and Central Coast, Southern, Northern, and Western.
The Planning Panels Secretariat manages the day to day operations of all Planning Panels

What is happening in my area?

To find out what projects are being considered by the Planning Panels, search the development and planning register.

You can also see what planning proposals are currently on exhibition (where the Panels are the RPA).