Regionally Significant Development

Regionally significant development is development which is larger in investment value, scale and/or complexity. In the case of Inner West Council it is the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel who determine regionally significant development.

The panel made up of five (5) independent experts a chair, two (2) regular members appointed by the Minister for Planning and two (2) members directly appointed by Inner West Council.

Types of regionally significant development are listed in:

Typical regionally significant developments include:

  • Projects with a capital investment value of more than $30 million
  • Projects with a capital investment value of more than $5 million that are:
    • Council-related
    • Lodged by or on behalf of the Crown (State of NSW)
    • Private infrastructure and community projects
    • Eco-tourism facilities.
  • Extractive industries, waste facilities and marinas
  • Coastal protection works where there is no certified coastal management program
  • Certain coastal subdivisions
  • Rezoning reviews
  • Independent reviews of Aboriginal land planning proposals
  • Planning proposals where the panels are the planning proposal authority (PPA)

A list/documents of current and previous regionally significant applications within the Inner West Local Government Area can be found using the below link:

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Page last updated: 14 Mar 2024