Lane Cove’s Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (LC IHAP) is
a panel of appropriately qualified people independent of Council charged with
determining a range of development applications on behalf of Council.
The LC IHAP will typically deal with approximately 12-20 of
Council’s development applications per annum from a total of around 400. 95-97%
of development applications will still be dealt with by staff under delegated
Determinations are made as independent
assessments consistent with the Local Environment Plan and Development Control
Plans which have been adopted by the elected Council.
Each meeting will include four members comprised of the
permanent chairperson, The Hon David Lloyd QC, a rotating community member and
two members who represent each of the expert fields of: architecture, urban
design or planning and the environment. Meetings will be held in the Lane Cove
The meeting format for the Panel will consist of an on
site inspection, public panel meeting, with an open forum for interested persons
and groups to hear and make submissions about the development proposal, a closed
panel session for the panel to deliberate, and finally public announcement of
The determination will include a written response from
the panel, similar to a court judgement, outlining the reasons for the
The IHAP will meet as required on the first Tuesday of the
month, commencing with an onsite inspections from 3pm. The public panel meeting
and open forum will be held at the Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Rd
You can view the IHAP Agendas and Minutes online.