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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Current version for 15 February 2019 to date (accessed 26 June 2019 at 04:55)
Part 2 Division 2.4 Section 2.13
2.13   Members of Sydney district and regional planning panels
(cf previous Sch 4, cl 2)
(1)  A Sydney district planning panel is to consist of the following 5 members:
(a)  3 members appointed by the Minister (the State members),
(b)  2 nominees of an applicable council (the council nominees) who are councillors, members of council staff or other persons nominated by the council.
(2)  A regional planning panel is to consist of the following 5 members:
(a)  3 members appointed by the Minister (the State members),
(b)  2 nominees of an applicable council (the council nominees) who are councillors, members of council staff or other persons nominated by the council.
(3)  A person is not eligible to be a member of a Sydney district or regional planning panel if the person is:
(a)  a property developer within the meaning of section 53 of the Electoral Funding Act 2018, or
Note.
 Section 53 of the Electoral Funding Act 2018 provides that property developer includes a person who is a close associate of a property developer.
(b)  a real estate agent within the meaning of the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002.
However, a person is not ineligible to be a member of a Sydney district or regional planning panel merely because the person carries on the business of a planning consultant.
(4)  The State members of a Sydney district or regional planning panel are to be persons who have expertise in at least one area of planning, architecture, heritage, the environment, urban design, land economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering, tourism or government and public administration. In appointing State members, the Minister is to have regard to the need to have a range of expertise represented among the panel’s members.
(5)  At least one of the council nominees of a Sydney district or regional planning panel is to be a person who has expertise in at least one area of planning, architecture, heritage, the environment, urban design, land economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering or tourism.
(6)  Each applicable council is to nominate 2 persons as council nominees for the purposes of a Sydney district or regional planning panel. If an applicable council fails to nominate one or more council nominees, a Sydney district or regional planning panel is not required to include 2 council nominees for the purposes of exercising its functions in relation to the area of the council concerned.
(7)  For the purposes of exercising the functions of a Sydney district or regional planning panel in relation to a matter, the council nominees on the panel are to be those nominated by the applicable council for the land to which the matter relates.
(8)  In this section:
applicable council means the council of an area that is situated (wholly or partly) in a part of the State for which a Sydney district or regional planning panel is constituted.