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Expressions of interest are now open for Inner West members to join the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel.

The panel is made up of five members. Three members including the chair are appointed by the Minister for Planning. Two members are appointed by Inner West Council. We are seeking, qualified, experienced and independent planning experts to apply for these roles.


In New South Wales, regional planning panels provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant development proposals. For more information about Planning Panels, see the NSW Planning Portal.

Skills and experience

We are seeking qualified, skilled, and experienced experts who have the ability to assess regionally significant development proposals against relevant planning instruments and legislation. Inner West Council’s representatives must have knowledge of the Inner West area and planning issues. They must have the ability to act independently and demonstrate planning expertise.

Selection Criteria

  • Senior level experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders
  • High level communication skills
  • Capability to drive outcomes for high profile projects in a credible and authoritative manner
  • High level analytical skills
  • Knowledge and assessment of complex development and planning matters


Members will be remunerated for attending panel meetings consistent with the remuneration for planning panels as approved by Council.

Closing Date

Thursday 12 January 11:30PM

To Apply

Applications Closed

You will be asked to respond to the criteria, detailing the reason you are seeking appointment and any additional relevant skills, knowledge and experience. In addition, please submit a copy of a current resume.
Consideration, assessment and appointment of applicants is at the sole discretion of Council.


Rachel Josey, Operations and Special Projects Manager - Development Assessment on 9392 5707

We acknowledge that this land area traditionally belonged to the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation.

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