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Planning and Amenity Committee

The Planning and Amenity Committee has been established in accordance with Section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989, for the purpose of considering all matters relating to statutory planning, tree removal applications and traffic and parking matters. The Committee does not determine upon any policy or strategy matters.

The Planning and Amenity Committee has specific delegated powers from Council to be exercised only in accordance with an Instrument of Delegation pursuant to Section 86(3) of the Local Government Act 1989 which relates to the following functions:

  • All of the powers, discretions and functions conferred by or under the Planning and Environment Act 1987;
  • The power to determine upon any Tree Removal application; and
  • The power to determine upon any specific local traffic and parking matter.

Membership of the Committee comprises of all Councillors, and the quorum of this Committee is a majority of the Council members.

The members of the Committee are:

  • Cr Laurence Evans  - Chairman
  • Cr Alex del Porto
  • Cr Michael Heffernan
  • Cr Rob Grinter
  • Cr James Long
  • Cr Sonia Castelli
  • Cr Clarke Martin