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Planning: Community Engagement


Jane Partridge 
Strategy Manager 

Phone: 02 9242 4093 

Linda Blinkhorn 
Senior Policy Officer, Planning 

Phone: 02 9242 4094 

Vanessa Burow 
Senior Policy Officer, Planning 

Phone: 02 9242 4025 

Councils have an important role in engaging the community on planning matters and they work closely with their local communities at each stage of planning projects.

Every council and NSW agency with key planning approval functions is required to have a community participation plan that sets out how they will engage with their communities across their statutory planning functions. These plans can be viewed here.

Councils are well-placed to understand and identify many of the key issues for their community. It is for this reason that LGNSW continues to advocate for locally led planning decisions. Community-based plan making allows councils and communities to make, and be a part of, planning decisions that affect the character, amenity and liveability of their local areas.