Ku-ring-gai Local Planning Panel (KLPP) meetings
Ku-ring-gai Local Planning Panel (KLPP) meetings are being live streamed and you can watch and listen to meetings online. If you are an owner, applicant, architect, legal representative or submitter to the development application you may register to speak.
Register to speak at KLPP meeting
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Any persons speaking at a Local Planning Panel meeting are advised that their voice and personal information (including name and address) will be recorded as part of the meeting and made publicly available on Council’s website via live stream and on-demand access (except any part of the meeting that is held in closed session). Accordingly, you must ensure your address to the Panel is respectful and you use appropriate language and refrain from making defamatory statements or discriminatory comments.
Ku-ring-gai Council does not accept any liability for statements, comments or actions taken by individuals during a meeting of Ku-ring-gai Local Planning Panel. People connecting to this meeting by conferencing technology are reminded that under the Local Government Act 1993, the recording of meetings by a member of the public using any electronic recording device, including a mobile phone or video camera, is not permitted. Any person found recording without the permission of Council may be expelled from the meeting.
Formerly known as the Ku-ring-gai Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel.
From 1 March 2018 the Minister for Planning made it mandatory for Local Planning Panels to operate in the Greater Sydney Region. In Ku-ring-gai the Panel will be referred to as the Ku-ring-gai Local Planning Panel (KLPP).
Councillors will no longer be able to determine development applications. Development applications will be determined by either the KLPP, council staff or the relevant regional planning panel (Sydney North Planning Panel).
KLPP areas of responsibilities
The Minister for Planning has set out the types of development applications to be determined by the KLPP:
- Development applications for which the applicant or owner is Council, a Councillor, a member of the Councillor's family, Council staff, or a state or federal member of parliament.
- Development applications that receive 10 or more objections from different households.
- Development applications accompanied by a voluntary planning agreement.
- Development applications seeking to depart by more than 10% from a development standard.
- Applications for sensitive development.
- Residential flat buildings assessed under SEPP 65.
- Demolition of heritage items.
- New licensed premises of public entertainment.
- Sex industry premises.
- Designated development.
- Development applications subject to a voluntary planning agreement.
All other development applications will be determined by council staff, or by the Sydney North Planning Panel.
The KLPP comprises the following members and commenced operation on 1 March 2018:
The Hon Robert Neville (Angus) Talbot, Chair
Former Judge of the Land and Environment Court
Former Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court
Jacqueline Townsend, Chair (Alternate)
Solicitor and former Mayor of Pittwater Council
Gerard Turrisi, Expert Panel Member
Town planner with 30 years experience as a full time planning in both Local Government and private sector
Sandra Robinson, Expert Panel Member
Town planner, panel member Waverley Development Assessment Panel
Tony Blue, Expert Panel Member (Alternative)
Michael Leavey, Expert Panel Member (Alternative)
Town planner with over 30 years experience in the local, state and private sectors
James Colman, Expert Panel Member (Alternative)
Architect and town planner
Former Manager / Urban / Transport Planner with 25 years experience at management level
Frank Ko, Community member
Town planner and urban designer
Peter Thornton, Community member
Civil engineer and environmental planner
Elaine Malicki, Community member
Former Councillor at Ku-ring-gai, Council's representative on the Sydney North Planning Panel
Suzanne Jolly, Community member
KLPP meetings are held at Council Chambers generally on the third Monday of each month at 12.30pm. Interested parties will be notified before the meeting.
Monday 15 February
Monday 15 March
Monday 19 April
Monday 17 May
Monday 21 June
Monday 19 July
Monday 16 August
Monday 13 September
Monday 18 October
Monday 15 November
Monday 13 December
KLPP meetings will be held at Council Chambers located at Level 3, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon. During COVID-19 the KLPP meetings will be live streamed on Council's website until further notice.
Parking is available behind Council Chambers off Dumaresq Street. For train and bus timetables visit NSW Transport Info website.
Register to address the KLPP
If you have made a submission to Ku-ring-gai Council during the development application notification process, your submission will be provided to the KLPP and will be considered by the panel before the application is determined. Further submissions that restate these concerns are not required. An opportunity to make a verbal submissions to the panel in a public meeting is available for registered speakers. However, if you elect not to speak at the public meeting your original submission will still be considered by the panel.
Members of the public wishing to address the Panel regarding an agenda item must have already lodged a written submission on the Development Application (DA) if they wish to address the KLPP.
To address the KLPP at a public meeting please register on Council’s website by 3pm on the Friday before the meeting.
Each registered speaker will be allocated 3 minutes to address the KLPP.
Please note the Panel is required to make an audio record of the public meeting and make the recording publicly available on Ku-ring-gai Council's website. You should be aware that this may include your personal information if you are addressing the Panel.
Register to speak at KLPP meeting
View Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 131KB)
View Code of Conduct for Local Planning Panel Members(PDF, 185KB)
Minutes and agendas, live streams and recordings
View current agendas, minutes and reports (Business Papers) – from 2018 to present
View 2020 live streams and recordings
View 2019 recordings
If you have any queries please contact Kerry Frair, Planning Panels Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9424 0792.