Big changes are underway at the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC). Hunters Hill is part of the GSC’s vast Northern District which also includes Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Northern Beaches, Mosman, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby councils. There are 6 Districts in Greater Sydney.
The Northern District Planning Panel will start its operations on November 21st, chaired by Dr Deborah Dearing. This panel has the power to:
- determine regionally significant development applications (generally developments over $20 million)
- consider pre-gateway (rezoning) reviews, allow requests for reviews of council decisions or lack of decisions within 90 days.
The Sydney Planning Panels have to take their District Plan into consideration when reviewing Local Environmental Plans and considering rezoning review requests. The Draft District Plan for the Northern District is currently being prepared and is due for release on November 21.
Submissions from the general community are being collated now. Send your ideas, priorities and considered advice to http://www.greater.sydney/Discuss.