Under Consideration

Department of Planning and Environment

Revised Community Consultative Committee Guidelines for State Significant Projects

The NSW Government is reviewing the submissions we received on the revised Community Consultative Committee Guidelines.

Community Consultative Committees play an important role in the assessment and regulation of State-significant projects by providing a forum for open discussions between companies, communities and local councils about the project.

In response to feedback from a range of stakeholders on how to increase the operation and effectiveness of the committees, the Department is proposing a number of changes.

These include:
• increasing the flexibility of the guidelines so that Community Consultative Committees can be set up for a range of State-significant project as required
• revised procedures for the establishment of the committees
• revised criteria for community representatives
• new criteria for environmental representatives
• better guidance on how to establish committees
• stronger guidance on the conduct of meetings
• a new toolkit to assist with the establishment and operation of committees.

The draft guidelines and an accompanying Frequently Asked Questions document outlining the proposed changes can be viewed within the ‘Attachments & Resources’ folder on this webpage.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback during our community consultation.
Attachments & Resources
View Online Submissions
Revised Community Consultative Committee Guidelines for State Significant Projects
Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 18/02/2016
Exhibition Concludes 18/04/2016
Exhibition Location Department of Planning and Environment 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Exhibiting agency or agencies Department of Planning and Environment
Type Policies
Local Government Area Statewide