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

View KLPP live stream


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.

2021 dates

Monday 15 February - no public meeting or livestream held on this date.

Monday 22 March

Monday 19 April

Monday 17 May

Monday 21 June - cancelled.

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, 651KB)

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

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 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 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 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 experience at management level.

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 experience with the majority of his career in development assessment.


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).

Planning Panel pecuniary disclosures

View Ku-ring-gai Planning Panel pecuniary disclosures for 2021(PDF, 5MB).

Contact us

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