Facilitating public participation in Independent Planning Commission’s (IPC) processes is critical given the nature of the matters (including major projects) assessed by the IPC and the limited rights of access to the Courts following some IPC decisions, including those that have been subject to a Public Hearing.

We provide comments on the IPC’s draft Community Participation Plan, by reference to best practice public participation principles and the requirements of section 2.23 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.