Sydney Planning Panel

The Sydney Planning Panel in Sydney's East Region provides independent, merit-based decision making on regional development. Regional development is development which is notified and assessed by a local council and then determined by the Sydney Planning Panel.

Waverley Council refers Development Applications that meet the following criteria to the Sydney Planning Panel for determination:

  • development with a capital investment value (CIV) over $30 million or
  • development with a CIV over $5 million which is
  • council related
  • lodged by or on behalf of the Crown (State of NSW)
  • private infrastructure and community facilities
  • eco-tourist facilities
  • extractive industries, waste facilities and marinas that are designated development
  • certain coastal subdivisions
  • development with a CIV between $10 million and $30 million which are referred to the regional panel by the applicant after 120 days
  • crown development applications (with a CIV under $5 million) referred to the regional panel by the applicant or local council after 70 days is undetermined, including where recommended conditions are in dispute.

The panel comprises of five members - three appointed by the Minister and two appointed by Waverley Council. For more information, please visit the Sydney Planning Panel website.

DAs referred to the Sydney Planning Panel

To view the DAs that have been referred to the Sydney Planning Panel, please visit the Sydney Planning Panel Development Register.

Need more information?

Council has a Duty Planner available for general enquiries relating to the planning process, policies and lodgement requirements.The Duty Officer is not able to provide detailed planning advice or high level planning information. You can email your enquiry to or

  • Phone: 9083 8000
  • In person at our Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm)