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Contents (1979 - 203)
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Current version for 1 January 2018 to date (accessed 26 February 2018 at 08:39)
Part 2A Division 4 Section 23LA
23LA   Miscellaneous provisions relating to local planning panels
(1)  Schedule 4B contains provisions with respect to the members and procedure of local planning panels.
(2)  The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the following:
(a)  the functions conferred under this Act on local planning panels, including the procedures of panels in exercising their functions,
(b)  without limiting paragraph (a), providing that parties are not to be represented (whether by an Australian legal practitioner or any other person) or are only to be represented in specified circumstances,
(c)  the provision of information or reports by councils with respect to the exercise of functions by local planning panels.
(3)  The council is to provide staff and facilities for the purpose of enabling a local planning panel to exercise its functions.
(4)  The council is to monitor the performance of local planning panels constituted by the council.
(5)  A council that has constituted a local planning panel must provide a report to the Secretary, each year or other period directed by the Secretary, as to the following:
(a)  whether a local planning panel had been constituted by the council during the reporting period,
(b)  the matters referred to the panel in the reporting period,
(c)  the persons appointed to the panel,
(d)  any other matters relating to the exercise of functions by the panel as directed by the Secretary.
(6)  Legal proceedings by or against a local planning panel are to be taken in the name of the panel and not by or against the members of the panel.
(7)  A local planning panel may delegate any function of the panel under this or any other Act (other than this power of delegation) to the general manager or other staff of the council. Section 381 of the Local Government Act 1993 does not apply to any such delegation.
(8)  For the avoidance of doubt, a member of a local planning panel is a public official for the purposes of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988.