Joint Regional Planning Panels (JRPPs) provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant development. Applications for regionally significant development are notified and assessed by a local council and then determined by the relevant regional panel.
Regional Panels may also have a role in reviewing Planning Proposals, where the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure has appointed the regional panel to act as the relevant planning authority (RPA) or asked the Regional Panel to undertake a Pre or Post Gateway review.
The Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel attends to requests affecting Wingecarribee Shire Council.
Each regional panel is comprised of five members. The current members of the Southern JRPP (and alterante members) appointed by the Minister may be viewed here.
Council's members are Mayor, Clr Duncan Gair and Clr Grahame Andrews.
The JRPPs' website provides more detail on all aspects of its operation.