Regional Planning Panels (RPP) are responsible for making decisions on regionally significant development applications. In operation since July 2009, they are independent decision making bodies not subject to the direction of the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure (the Minister).
Members of the RPP are appointed by the Minister and contain a mixture of Government and Council appointees. Further detail about its operating procedures may be obtained from the RPP website.
Development Applications are lodged with Council who undertake all assessment and notification procedures and prepare a report for consideration by the RPP for determination.