Sydney Western City Planning Panel (SWCPP)

In light of current circumstances Sydney Western City Planning Panel meetings will be held online until further notice.

Planning Panels operate across NSW to provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant developments. The Panels may also have a role in planning proposals, to undertake rezoning reviews or to act as the relevant planning authority (RPA) when directed.

In the Greater Sydney Region, a Sydney Planning Panel operates in each district: Sydney Eastern City, Sydney Central City, Sydney Western City, Sydney North and Sydney South.

Liverpool Local Government Area is located within the Sydney Western City Region. The Planning Panel will make decisions on various application including but not limited to the following categories of development:

  • Development with a capital investment value over $30 million;
  • Certain development with a capital investment value over $5 million including but not limited to the following:
    • Council related
    • Lodged by or on behalf of the Crown (State of NSW)
    • Private Infrastructure and Community Facilities

A comprehensive list of the applications to be determined by the Sydney Western City Planning Panel is located within Schedule 6 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Planning Systems) 2021. Click here to view the policy.

  • Step 1 Development Application (DA) lodged with Council proposing 'regionally significant' development.
  • Step 2 If required, proposal is placed on public exhibition.
  • Step 3 Council assess DA.
  • Step 4 Relevant Planning Panel holds a meeting to make a determination on the DA. Proponents and persons who make a submission may address the meeting. If no submissions are received, the Planning Panel may determine the application electronically without a public meeting
  • Step 5 Planning Panel determines the DA.
  • Step 6 Council issues the notice of determination.
  • Step 7 Public notification of decision.

More information regarding functions and operations of the Planning Panels can be found here.