Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Historical version for 19 December 2014 to 31 December 2014 (accessed 8 August 2020 at 21:21) Current version
Part 16B Division 1
Division 1 General
268C   Definitions
In this Part:
Commission means the Planning Assessment Commission.
committee means a committee established under section 22.
planning body means the Planning Assessment Commission, a regional panel, a planning assessment panel or a committee.
268D   General procedure
(1)  The procedure for the calling of meetings of a planning body and for the conduct of business at those meetings is, subject to the Act and this Regulation and any directions by the Minister, to be as determined by the planning body.
(2)  Subject to this clause, the planning body is not bound by the rules of evidence.
(3)  Nothing in this Part derogates from any law relating to Crown privilege.
268E   Quorum
The quorum for a meeting of a planning body is a majority of its members for the time being (including the chairperson).
268F   Presiding member
(1)  The chairperson (or, in the absence of the chairperson, a person elected by the members) is to preside at a meeting of a planning body (other than the Commission).
(1A)  The chairperson of the Commission or a person appointed by the chairperson is to preside at a meeting of the Commission. In the absence of the chairperson or a person appointed by the chairperson, a person elected by the members is to preside at a meeting of the Commission.
(2)  The presiding member has a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, has a second or casting vote.
268G   Voting
(1)  A decision supported by a majority of the votes cast at a meeting of a planning body at which a quorum is present is the decision of the planning body.
(2)  This clause does not apply to a committee appointed to act as an advisory body.
268H   Public meetings
A planning body (other than a committee) may (unless the Minister otherwise directs) conduct its meetings in public, and is required to do so for the conduct of any business that is required to be conducted in public by a direction of the Minister.
268I   Transaction of business outside meetings or by telephone
(1)  A planning body may, if it thinks fit, transact any of its business by the circulation of papers among all the members of the planning body for the matter for the time being, and a resolution in writing approved in writing by a majority of those members is taken to be a decision of the planning body.
(2)  The planning body may, if it thinks fit, transact any of its business at a meeting at which members (or some members) participate by telephone, closed-circuit television or other means, but only if any member who speaks on a matter before the meeting can be heard by the other members.
(3)  For the purposes of:
(a)  the approval of a resolution under subclause (1), or
(b)  a meeting held in accordance with subclause (2),
the chairperson and each member of the planning body have the same voting rights as they have at an ordinary meeting of the planning body.
(4)  A resolution approved under subclause (1) is, subject to the regulations, to be recorded in the minutes of the meetings of the planning body.
(5)  Papers may be circulated among the members for the purposes of subclause (1) by facsimile or other transmission of the information in the papers concerned.
268J   First meeting
The Minister may call the first meeting of the planning body in such manner as the Minister thinks fit.