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Expressions of Interest 

Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) – Panel Members (two)
​​We are looking for two local (one fixed and one alternate) people for part-time appointment to represent Council on the JRPP. The JRPP holds public meetings for regionally significant development proposals and acts as the consent authority.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following: planning, architecture, heritage, the environment, urban design, land economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering or tourism.

  • Experience in development assessment or as a member on an assessment panel.

  • Knowledge of local area and local planning issues.

  • Ability to act independently and to represent community concerns.

The appointments will be for a term of up to three (3) years.

All panel members will be paid on a per meeting basis.

Existing members are welcome to re-apply.

Applications should be in writing addressing the above selection criteria. Envelopes to be marked "JRPP APPLICATION - PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL" and addressed to the JRPP Co-ordinator, Lauren Wilson (4227 7285), Locked Bag 8821, Wollongong NSW 2500; or via email to

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 2 February 2018. Previous applicants will be considered for this role and need not re-apply.

Joint Regional Planning Panel

The Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) was established under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to determine regionally significant Development Applications (DAs) including, developments with a capital investment value (CIV) over $20 million.

The JRPP commenced on 1 July 2009. Wollongong City Council is covered by the Southern Region.
The JRPP is made up of five members- three independent experts appointed by the Minister and two representatives recommended by Council. They each have expertise in development disciplines (such as heritage, tourism, architecture, urban design or traffic issues) and will hear and determine Development Applications strictly on their merits in an open forum, free of any political or other influence.

We will continue to receive, notify and assess these Development Applications and prepare assessment reports and recommendations which will then be provided to the JRPP for determination. Post-determination functions such as issuing consent, notification, application and management of developer contributions, certification and most appeals will continue to be our responsibility.

JRPP Agenda Items and Reports

Agenda items and reports for all JRPP meetings are located on the Joint Regional Planning Panel website.

If you wish to speak at a panel meeting, you must register with the Panel Secretariat before 4pm two days prior to the upcoming meeting by contacting the Panel Secretariat on 02 9228 2060 or email

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