Inner West Local Planning Panel

The agenda will be made available 1 week prior to the meeting.

Meeting dates for 2024

Date Location
Tuesday, 13 February 2024 Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 9 April 2024 Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 14 May 2024 Zoom Meeting
Thursday, 30 May 2024 Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, 12 June 2024 Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 18 June 2024 Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, 14 August 2024 Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 10 September 2024 Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 8 October 2024
Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 12 November 2024 Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 10 December 2024
Zoom Meeting

Council's General Manager may also call for additional meetings of the panel to be held, subject to demand.

Agendas and minutes

Addressing the panel

  • Any individual wishing to address the Panel must register online by 12 noon on the day prior to the meeting (excluding weekends and public holidays) using the link below.
  • Late registrations will not be accepted. 
  • Registered speakers must have already lodged a written submission on the subject development application if they wish to address the panel. Submissions from either applicants or submitters shall be no greater than one A4 page (in total) and must be confined to the specific matters upon which the person seeks to address the panel. These must be submitted no later than 12 noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting using the link in the 1st dot point above. 
  • The maximum number of public speakers on each item is 3 for and 3 against. You will be contacted by Council officers if more than 3 registrations are received. 
  • All speakers addressing the Panel on the day of the meeting will be limited to 3 minutes, unless the Chair otherwise permits. 
  • Copies of the agenda will be available on Council's website prior to the meeting 

The chairperson opens the meeting and introduces the Panel members. The order of business is set out in the agenda. Copies of the agenda will be available on Council's website on the Tuesday prior to the meeting. As each item is referred to, the applicant and objectors are invited to speak for 3 minutes. The panel members may ask questions of the addressees. It is not necessary to repeat information already provided in the report to the panel. Once all speakers have addressed the Panel on the item, the panel will deliberate and determine each item. The panel may adjourn to deliberate if they feel it necessary. 

If your require further assistance please contact:

Register to address the IWLPP


Determinations and any relevant decision of the Panel shall be made by a majority vote and is recorded for the public record. Minutes will generally be available on Council's website as soon as possible following the meeting.

Panel Members

The Panel consists of four members, drawn from a 'pool' of members. Each panel will include a Chairperson; two experts with experience and qualifications in planning, architecture, heritage, the environment, urban design, economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering, tourism, or government and public administration; and one community representative who has knowledge and awareness of the Local Government Area, the planning process and assessment issues.

Panel members include:


  • Mr Adam Seton

Alternative Chairs

  • Ms Alison McCabe
  • Mr John Brunton

Expert Members

  • TBC

Community Representatives

  • Allan Barnes
  • Andrea Connell
  • Silvia Correia
  • Lea Richards

All members of the Panel are bound by the Code of Conduct for Local Planning Panel Members. A copy of the code as well as operational procedures set by the Minister for Planning can be found at the Department of Planning's website.

The Panel has delegated some [minor] matters back to Council staff to determine, so that waiting times are reduced.

Memorandum - Operations of the Inner West Local Planning Panel. Dated 13 February 2024 (PDF 3.6MB)

For local procedures, please see the document below.

Inner West Local Planning Panel Guidelines (PDF 244.4KB)


Disclosure Returns

  • To be provided.



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Page last updated: 08 Jul 2024