On Thursday 1 March 2018 the NSW Government enacted changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that were passed by Parliament in November 2017.
As a result of the changes the Mosman Development Assessment Panel (MDAP) will be replaced by the new Mosman Local Planning Panel (MLPP). The first meeting of the MLPP will be held on 21 March 2018.
The establishment of the MLPP means that development applications will be determined by either the Panel, Council staff or the Sydney North Planning Panel. Councillors will no longer be responsible for determining development applications in Mosman.
The Minister for Planning issued directions under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 on 23 February 2018. These directions outline the referral criteria for development applications to be determined by a local planning panel. The direction also requires that certain planning proposals are to be referred to the local planning panel for advice.
You can view the referral criteria, code of conduct and operational procedures on the Planning and Environment website.