Inner West Local Planning Panel
The agenda will be made available 1 week prior to the meeting. Due to COVID-19 site inspections have been cancelled, however Panel members are encouraged to undertake their own site inspections.
Meeting dates for 2023
|Tuesday, 14 February 2023
|Tuesday, 14 March 2023
|Tuesday, 18 April 2023
|Tuesday, 09 May 2023
|Tuesday, 13 June 2023
|Tuesday, 11 July 2023
|Tuesday, 08 August 2023
|Tuesday, 12 September 2023
|Tuesday, 10 October 2023
|Tuesday, 14 November 2023
|Tuesday, 12 December 2023
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
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 following link: https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/about/the-
- 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
- Copies of
the agenda will be available on Council's website prior to the
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.
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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.
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:
- Adjunct Professor David Lloyd KC
- Dr Gary Shiels
- Ms Heather Warton
- Ms Kim Crestani
- Ms Lindsey Dey
- Mr David Johnson
- Mr Brian Kirk
- Ms Jan Murrell
- Mr John McInerney
- Mrs Mary-Lynne Taylor
- Ms Lisa Trueman
- Allan Barnes
- Andrea Connell
- Silvia Correia
- Mr Ken Hawke
- Lea Richards
- Ms Kath Roach
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 12 February 2019(PDF 125KB)
Memorandum - Operations of the Inner West Local Planning Panel - Further Delegations. Dated 19 August 2019(PDF 169.1KB)
Addendum - Operations of the Inner West Local Planning Panel - 8 November 2022 (PDF 796.9KB)
For local procedures, please see the document below.
Inner West Local Planning Panel Guidelines (PDF 244.4KB)