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:

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.


Activity Proposed date
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