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The Planning Assessment Commission is committed to the protection of your privacy and personal information.  When you deal with the Commission, your personal information is protected under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

To access our Privacy Statement please click on the link below.

Privacy Statement

The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to explain how the Commission obtains and uses your personal information.

Meeting records

The Planning Assessment Commission has adopted a policy governing record keeping for its meetings. To access this policy, please click on the link below.

Policy on Meeting Records

Personal interests & conflict of interests

The work of the Planning Assessment Commission is often complex and contentious. The Commission is committed to sound governance and management of personal interests. In addition to the Commission's Code of Conduct, the Commission has adopted policies governing the management of personal interests and conflict of interest matters. To access these policies, please click on the links below.

Conflict of Interest Policy

A Guide to Managing Conflict of Interest

Political donations

Section 147(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requires a submitter who makes a public submission to the Minister in relation to an application to disclose all reportable political donations to anyone by the submitter or any associate of the submitter.  The relevant period for disclosure is 2 years before the submission is made.  Click here to download a Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statement Form

How we manage correspondence

What you should know before sending written correspondence to the Planning Assessment Commission:

  • Once it is received your correspondence or email will become a formal record. All documents provided to the Commission are public documents and can be made publicly available on the Commission's website, please refer to the Commission's Privacy Statement for further details.
  • Your correspondence may be used for statistical reporting purposes.
  • The Commission receives large volumes of correspondence and does not respond to all correspondence, this includes:
  •    submissions or comments made on a project the Commission is considering. All correspondence providing comments on a project will be referred to the relevant Commission members, for their consideration as part of the project;
  •         correspondence where the Commission is not the primary recipient but marked as carbon copy (CC) or blind copy (BC);
  •         unsolicited advertisements; and
  •         correspondence containing offensive language or content. Any correspondence containing threatening content or advocating illegal activities will be forwarded to the   NSW Police.

What can you expect

  • If you are registering to speak at a meeting the Commission has advertised
  •         Your registration is not automatically accepted, it must be processed and confirmed by the Secretariat.
  •         If you have not received confirmation from the Secretariat within two business days of your email please follow up to ensure your registration has been received.
  • The Secretariat releases a schedule of registered speakers on its website approximately 24 hours prior to each meeting.
  • If you are providing a submission or comments on a planning matter before the Commission
  • Submissions and comments received within the advertised time frames will be forwarded to the relevant Commission Members for consideration.
  • The issues raised in submissions and comments are considered by the Commission and where relevant they may be discussed in the Commission's report on the matter. You will not receive a direct response to your correspondence.
  • If you have an enquiry or complaint