The Central Coast Local Planning Panel (CCLPP) is an independent panel of qualified people to review and assess development applications for the Central Coast Local Government Area, providing increased transparency, integrity and confidence in the development application assessment process.
The CCLPP determines a range of development applications on behalf of Council and provides advice on a range of strategic planning matters that are referred to it.
The panel generally meets fortnightly on a rotating roster and comprises of four members:
• The Chair
• Two professionals (with expertise in urban design, urban planning or other related field)
• One community representative selected from a pool of members appointed by Council
Meetings are run in accordance with the Local Planning Panels Best Practice Meeting Procedures and Code of Conduct for Planning Panel Members August 2018.
Further information on the legislation is outlined on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website.
The location of the meetings generally alternate between Council’s Administration buildings at Gosford and Wyong, dependent on the location of the development applications being reviewed.
Site visits will be conducted prior to the meeting.
Please note: The Agenda and Meeting papers will be made publicly available online the Friday before the next confirmed Local Planning Panel meeting. Minutes of the Panel Meetings will ordinarily be made publicly available on Council's website within 2 business days following the meeting.
Next scheduled meetings
Greg Flynn (professional panel member), Stephen Leathley (professional panel member), Tony Tuxwoth (community panel member)
Garry Fielding (professional panel member), Stephen Leathley (professional panel member), David Kitson (community panel member)
Greg Flynn (professional panel member), Sue Francis (professional panel member, Lynette Hunt (community panel member)
Grant Christmas (professional panel member), Garry Fielding (professional panel member), Scott McGrath (community panel member)
Attending and speaking at CCLPP meetings
Local Planning Panel meetings are an opportunity to observe the development application review and decision-making process.
As Council administration buildings are currently closed due to the Covid-19 situation, members of the public will not be permitted to attend meetings in person.
Members of the public who wish to address the Panel via video conference should submit a written address via email with the Request to Speak form to the Local Planning Panel Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are to be received no later than 12 noon on the day prior to the scheduled Local Planning Panel meeting.
As an alternative to addressing the Panel, written submissions may also be made to the Local Planning Panel Secretariat at email@example.com. All submissions will be provided to Panel members in advance of the meeting.
Central Coast Local Planning Panel meetings are broadcast live to the public and recorded. By attending a CCLPP meeting you are giving consent to the possibility that your image and voice may also be broadcast to the world. Recordings are Copyright protected and are accessible under the Government Information (Public Access) Act. No other recording is permitted.
Please note that confidential sessions within a Local Planning Panel meeting will not be webcast.
The webcast of Local Planning Panel meetings is not, and shall not, be taken to be an official record of Central Coast Council or of any meeting or discussion depicted therein. Central Coast Council does not accept liability for any defamatory remarks or inappropriate comments that are made during the course of a meeting. Recordings of CCLPP meetings are copyright protected and cannot be reused or reproduced without approval from Council.