Inner West Local Planning Panel

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

Meeting dates for 2023

Date Location
Tuesday, 14 February 2023 Teleconference
 Thursday, 9 March 2023  Teleconference
Tuesday, 14 March 2023 Teleconference
Tuesday, 18 April 2023 Teleconference
Tuesday, 09 May 2023 Teleconference
Tuesday, 13 June 2023 Teleconference
Tuesday, 11 July 2023 Teleconference
Tuesday, 08 August 2023 Teleconference
Tuesday, 12 September 2023
 Thursday, 14 September 2023 Teleconference
Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Tuesday, 14 November 2023 Teleconference
Tuesday, 12 December 2023 Teleconference
 Tuesday, 19 December 2023 Teleconference

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:


  • Adjunct Professor David Lloyd KC

Alternative Chairs

  • Dr Gary Shiels
  • Ms Heather Warton

Expert Members

  • 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

Community Representatives

  • 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)

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