Date of appointment
7 November 2007
Date of abolishment
On 14 September 2011 the Wagga Wagga City Council Planning panel and the Wagga Wagga Interim Joint Planning Panel were abolished. The Wagga Wagga Local Government Area now comes under the jurisdiction of the Southern Region Joint Planning Panel.
Ms. Pam Allan (Chair); Mr. Stephen Driscoll, Ms. Terri O'Brien
The Environmental Planning and Assessment (Wagga Wagga City Council Planning Panel) Order 2007 outlines the functions of the panel (NSW Government Gazette, Week No. 166/2007); media release
Planning is of particular importance in the City. Wagga Wagga is located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River and is an ideal place to establish a business or industry. It is ideally situated half-way between Sydney and Melbourne and is easily accessible through an extensive network of transport services including road, rail and air.
The Wagga Wagga City Council Planning Panel was appointed by the Minister via an Environmental Planning and Assessment (Wagga Wagga City Council Planning Panel) Order 2007 as published in the Government Gazette of 7 November 2007, where the Panel will exercise the following functions of the Council:
- The Panel is appointed to exercise all functions of the Council:
(a) as a consent authority under Part 4 of the Act, but only in relation to development or a development application that, in the opinion of the Panel:
- (i) is, at the time the development application is made or at any time before it is determined, inconsistent with the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 1985 or the Wagga Wagga Rural Local Environmental Plan 1991, or
- (ii) is for a purpose involving a landuse that is identified in the Landuse Guide in Chapter 6 of the DCP as being a landuse that is generally not suitable in relation to the relevant subzone, or
- (iii) exceeds any building height control, maximum floor space ratio or other maximum quantitative standard contained in the DCP by more than 10%, or
- (iv) falls short of any minimum lot size, setback, landscaped area ratio or other minimum quantitative standard contained in the DCP by more than 10%, or
- (v) is the subject of an unresolved objection by a body whose concurrence or approval is required in relation to the development application, or
- (vi) is designated development, or
- (vii) has a capital value of more than $10,000,000, or
- (viii) requires the variation of a development standard under the State Environmental Planning Policy No 1-Development Standards before development consent may be given, and
- (b) under sections 64 and 68 of the Act in relation to a draft local environmental plan in, or to the effect of, the form prescribed by a standard instrument.
(a) 6 months from the date of the commencement of a local environmental plan, in or to the effect of the form prescribed by a standard instrument, applying to all land within the City of Wagga Wagga (but not later than 5 years from the date of the establishment of the Panel),
(b) 18 months from the date that the Panel holds its first meeting.