Ku-ring-gai Local Planning Panel (KLPP) meetings

Ku-ring-gai Local Planning Panel (KLPP) meetings are public they will be live streamed so you can watch and listen online. If you are an owner, applicant, architect, legal representative or submitter to the development application you may register to speak.

Details on registering are below:

Register to speak at KLPP meeting

View KLPP live stream

When and where

Public KLPP meetings are held via video conferencing technology generally on the third Monday of each month at 12.30pm. Interested parties will be notified before the meeting.

2024 dates

Wednesday 28 February

Monday 18 March

Monday 8 April

Monday 20 May

Monday 17 June

Monday 22 July

Monday 19 August

Monday 16 September 

Monday 21 October

Monday 18 November

Monday 9 December

Publishing of Business Paper

The Business Paper will be published on Council's website 7 days prior to the KLPP Meeting.

The publishing of the assessment report on Council's website is not an opportunity for written submissions on the content of the assessment report. Any such submissions will not be considered.

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 considered by the assessing officer and provided to the KLPP to be considered by the Panel before the application is determined. Once you have been advised of an application going before the KLPP, the assessment report is completed and no further written submissions will be considered. An opportunity to make a verbal submission 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 Wednesday 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, 651KB)

View Code of Conduct for Local Planning Panel Members(PDF, 232KB)

Minutes and agendas, live streams and recordings

View current agendas, minutes and reports (Business Papers) – from 2018 to present

View 2024 live streams

View 2023 live streams

View 2021 and 2022 live streams 

View 2019 and 2020 live streams and recordings

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.

KLPP members

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.

Kara Krason, (Alternate Chair)

27 years of experience in property development and planning.

Kevin Hoffman, (Alternate Chair)

Former Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court.

Gerard Turrisi, Expert Panel Member

Town planner with 30 years of experience as a full time planning in both Local Government and private sector.

Sandra Robinson, Expert Panel Member

Town planning consultant, panel member Waverley, Woollahra and North Sydney Local Planning Panels.

Jacqueline Townsend, Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Solicitor and former Mayor of Pittwater Council.

Michael Leavey, Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Town planner with over 30 years of experience in the local, state and private sectors.

Lindsay Fletcher, Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Holds a Masters degree in Environmental Planning with extensive experience in town planning, development assessment and public sector management.

Gregory Flynn, Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Former Manager / Urban / Transport Planner with 25 years of experience at management level.

Shivesh Singh - Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Registered town planning consultant with over 25 years of experience in local, state and private sector.

Lisa Bella Esposito - Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Town planning consultant with 30 years of experience. Expert panel member for Northern Beaches, Lane Cove and Ku-ring-gai Local Planning Panels

Larissa Ozog - Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Urban Planner/Project Manager with over 25 years experience in Local and State Government and the private sector.

Michael Mason - Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Town Planner and Mediator with 30+ years of experience in residential, commercial and industrial development

Vince Hardy- Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Registered Town Planner with over 30 years of experience in urban planning in both the public and private sectors.

Philippa Frecklington - Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Town planning expert with over 20 years of experience and expert panel member.

Heather Warton - Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Self-employed planning consultant with extensive experience in state and local government management and development assessment.

John O’Grady – Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

 Urban planner and landscape architect with more than 35 years of experience in planning, landscape architecture and urban design.

Juliet Suich - Expert Panel Member (Alternate)

Town Planner and Ecologist with 30 years of experience, specialising in social planning and sustainability.

Frank Ko, Community member

Town planner and urban designer.

Elaine Malicki, Community member

Holds an OAM and was former Mayor and Councillor at Ku-ring-gai Council for 26 years.

Suzanne Jolly, Community member

Environmental planner.

Ian Arnott

Town Planner with over 30 years of experience with the majority of his career in development assessment.


  • Anyone speaking at a Local Planning Panel meeting is 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).

Planning Panel pecuniary disclosures

View Ku-ring-gai Planning Panel disclosure of pecuniary interests 2023(PDF, 25MB)

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact Kerry Frair, Planning Panels Co-ordinator at lpp@krg.nsw.gov.au or 9424 0792.