Join Bayside's Local Planning Panel

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We are for looking for community representatives to become members of Bayside's Local Planning Panel. The role of the community representative is to ensure that local insights and knowledge are considered as part of the Bayside Council Panel’s decision-making.

Who is on the Panel?

The Local Planning Panel is an independent body. Each meeting comprises 4 members selected from a rotational pool:

  • 3 x Independent experts
  • A community representative

What are the Criteria?

Community representatives must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Be a current resident or business person (18 years of age or older) living in the Bayside Council local government area
  • Have a basic understanding of Council's planning system, including Bayside's Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and the Development Control Plan (DCP)
  • Have a capacity to form independent views and to contribute constructively to the determination of applications
  • Be able to represent and communicate the interests of the local community

What is Involved?

The Local Planning Panel (LPP) considers certain development applications (DA's) and planning proposals.

The community representative's role is to bring local knowledge and experience to the panel - you are not expected to be experts in planning matters.

The panel normally meets twice a month in the evenings, preceded by site inspections in the afternoon. The term of panel members is 3 years: 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024. Panel members are paid a fee for each meeting attended.

You can read more about our Local Planning Panel here.

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in applying, please read the following documents:

Code of Conduct for Local Planning Panel Members

Local Planning Operating Procedures.

To lodge your application,

  • Online – click here for an application form or,
  • Mail - send an application letter addressing the above criteria and CV to - Manager Governance & Risk Bayside Council, PO Box 21, Rockdale NSW 2216

Applications close on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Need Assistance?

  • For a free interpreter call us via TIS National on 131 450
  • If you have a hearing or speech impairment contact us via the National Relay Service:
    Voice Relay number: 1300 555 727
    TTY number: 133 677
    SMS relay number: 0423 677 767

Need a Hard copy?

If you prefer to discuss the project with Council staff or you know someone who would like to input but does not have access to a computer; please click here for contact details and/or an Engagement Kit which includes; project information, contact details and a hard copy of the survey.

Need more information?

For assistance completing your application, or if you require further information, please contact Council’s Manager Governance & Risk on 9562 1544 or 1300 581 299 or via email governance@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

We are for looking for community representatives to become members of Bayside's Local Planning Panel. The role of the community representative is to ensure that local insights and knowledge are considered as part of the Bayside Council Panel’s decision-making.

Who is on the Panel?

The Local Planning Panel is an independent body. Each meeting comprises 4 members selected from a rotational pool:

  • 3 x Independent experts
  • A community representative

What are the Criteria?

Community representatives must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Be a current resident or business person (18 years of age or older) living in the Bayside Council local government area
  • Have a basic understanding of Council's planning system, including Bayside's Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and the Development Control Plan (DCP)
  • Have a capacity to form independent views and to contribute constructively to the determination of applications
  • Be able to represent and communicate the interests of the local community

What is Involved?

The Local Planning Panel (LPP) considers certain development applications (DA's) and planning proposals.

The community representative's role is to bring local knowledge and experience to the panel - you are not expected to be experts in planning matters.

The panel normally meets twice a month in the evenings, preceded by site inspections in the afternoon. The term of panel members is 3 years: 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024. Panel members are paid a fee for each meeting attended.

You can read more about our Local Planning Panel here.

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in applying, please read the following documents:

Code of Conduct for Local Planning Panel Members

Local Planning Operating Procedures.

To lodge your application,

  • Online – click here for an application form or,
  • Mail - send an application letter addressing the above criteria and CV to - Manager Governance & Risk Bayside Council, PO Box 21, Rockdale NSW 2216

Applications close on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Need Assistance?

  • For a free interpreter call us via TIS National on 131 450
  • If you have a hearing or speech impairment contact us via the National Relay Service:
    Voice Relay number: 1300 555 727
    TTY number: 133 677
    SMS relay number: 0423 677 767

Need a Hard copy?

If you prefer to discuss the project with Council staff or you know someone who would like to input but does not have access to a computer; please click here for contact details and/or an Engagement Kit which includes; project information, contact details and a hard copy of the survey.

Need more information?

For assistance completing your application, or if you require further information, please contact Council’s Manager Governance & Risk on 9562 1544 or 1300 581 299 or via email governance@bayside.nsw.gov.au.