Lake Macquarie City Council Design Review Panel
Submissions to express interest in being on the Lake Macquarie City Council's Design Review Panel closed on Friday 18 May.
Council officers have reviewed the submissions and will make a recommendation to the elected Council to appoint the preferred canditates, by the end of July 2018.
Why does Council need a Design Review Panel?
State Environmental Policy No. 65 (SEPP 65) requires the establishment of a design review panel to help councils meet the objectives of that policy.
Tapping into the knowledge and experience of local experts will help us to achieve the best outcomes for the City and contribute to improving the design and impact of apartment developments in our area.
What will be the role of the Design Review Panel?
The Design Review Panel will:
- provide independent expert advice on applications and policy development for apartment buildings;
- carry out review of proposals against the nine design principals within SEPP 65;
- provide written recommendations addressing the nine design principles to Council and the applicant;
- conduct site visits and examine how the proposed developments will relate to the streetscape and the neighbourhood;
- attend monthly meetings, as required.
The appointment will for a term of four years and members will be paid for attendance of each meeting.
Who is eligible?
Qualified, skilled, and experienced building and urban designers who have the ability to analyse proposals against the nine design principals within SEPP 65 are eligible.
|Expressions of interest open||5 May 2018|
|Submissions close||18 May 2018|
|Report to Council||July 2018|
|Notify successful members||July 2018|
|First meeting||July/August 2018|
Page last updated: 07 June 2018