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Georges River Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP)

What is the Georges River Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel?

On the 19 May 2016, Georges River Council resolved to establish the Georges River Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP).

The IHAP is made up of professionals and community representatives with the full delegation of the Council to make decisions on certain applications.

Some benefits of establishing an IHAP for Georges River Council include:

  1. Decisions relating to the current and future built environment are being made by experts in the field of urban design, town planning and law;
  2. The community is still involved in the assessment and decision making process at various stages of the IHAP process;
  3. Another level of 'independent' professional assessment is undertaken of significant applications, decreasing the likelihood of legal action and/or strengthening Council's case where a matter proceeds to the NSW Land and Environment Court;
  4. The 'politics' is removed from the planning, development assessment and decision making process; and
  5. Councillors and Council staff will have more time and resources to focus on strategic and policy related projects and services to benefit the community.

Addressing the Panel

If you wish to address the Georges River Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel, you must first register with the IHAP Coordinator by 12 noon on the day before the scheduled meeting.  To register, complete the Application to Address the IHAP Form and email the form to IHAP@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au  Those persons who have not made a formal submission during the neighbour notification process, but still wish to address the Panel must register with the IHAP Coordinator 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.

Speakers will be limited to a three minute address.

The IHAP meeting process

  • Prior to the IHAP meeting which commences at 4pm, the Panel members will undertake site inspections of the proposed development sites.
  • The public meeting of the Georges River IHAP commences at 4.00pm (schedule below). All meetings are held at Kogarah Civic Centre or Hurstville Civic Centre, check the venue below.
  • The meeting is run in accordance with the order of the items on the Agenda and registered speakers are invited to address the Panel. Once all speakers for each item have addressed the Panel, the public meeting closes and the Panel members deliberate in a closed session. 
  • The Panel members make decisions on the day of the scheduled meeting and those decisions will be published on this website the following business day.

Where can I find more information?

More information about the Panel members, how the meeting is run, the types of applications which are referred to the Georges River Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel and how decisions are made are outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Relevant documents 

Scheduled Georges River IHAP Meetings

All meetings of IHAP are Convened at 4:00pm and held at either Kogarah Civic Centre or Hurstville Civic Centre.
Dates of Scheduled IHAP Meetings and locations are Below.

Meeting Date Venue
Georges River IHAP 23 February 2017 Kogarah Civic Centre, Belgrave Street, Kogarah
Georges River IHAP 23 March 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 20 April 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 18 May 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 15 June 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 20 July 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 17 August 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 21 September 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 19 October 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 16 November 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Georges River IHAP 13 December 2017 Hurstville Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
 

IHAP Agenda, Reports and Meeting Outcomes

The agenda will be available five business days before the scheduled meeting. The minutes will be published the following business day.
Meeting 23 February 2017
Agenda & Items Agenda Minutes
IHAP Meeting 23 February 2017     Full Agenda (PDF) Full Agenda (HTML) TBA TBA

Meeting 2 February 2017
Agenda & Items Agenda Minutes
IHAP Meeting 2 February 2017     Full Agenda (PDF) Full Agenda (HTML) Full Minutes (PDF) Full Minutes (HTML)

Meeting 14 December 2016
Agenda & Items Agenda Minutes
IHAP Meeting 14 December 2016 Full Agenda (PDF) Full Agenda (HTML) Full Minutes (PDF) Full Minutes (HTML)

Meeting 24 November 2016
Agenda & Items Agenda Minutes
IHAP Meeting 24 November 2016 Full Agenda (PDF) Full Agenda (HTML) Full Minutes (PDF) Full minutes (HTML)


Meeting 27 October 2016
Agenda & Items Report Attachment Minutes
IHAP Agenda 27-10-2016     Minutes Full
Item 1 - 75  The Promenade Sans Souci - DA2014/0319-3 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 1
Item 2 - 4-6 Barsby Avenue Carlton - DA2015/0095 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 2
Item 3 - 399-403 Princes Highway Carlton - DA2016/0075 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 3
Item 4 - 23 Marine Drive Oatley - DA2015/0355 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 4
Item 5 - 643-643A King Georges Road Penshurst - DA2016/0171 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 5
Item 6 - 977 Forest Road Lugarno - MOD2015/0146 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 6

Meeting 22 September 2016
Agenda & Items Report Attachment Minutes
IHAP Agenda 22-09-2016     Minutes Full
Item 1 - 445-447 Forest Rd Penshurst - DA 2015/0011 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 1
Item 2 - 34 Coreen Ave Peakhurst - DA2015/00285 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 2
Item 3 - 37 Ogilvy St Peakhurst - REV2016/0018 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 3
Item 4 - 96 Park Rd Kogarah Bay -DA2016/0074 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 4
Item 5 - 799 King Georges Rd South Hurstville - DA2013/0103 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 5
Item 6 - 4 St Georges Pde Hurstville - DA2016/0110 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 6
Item 7 - 247 Princes Hwy Carlton -  DA2016/0047 IHAP Report N/A Minutes Item 7

Meeting 8 September 2016
Agenda & Items Report Attachment Minutes
IHAP Agenda - 08-09-2016     Minutes Full
Item 1 - 399-403 Princes Hwy Carlton - DA2016/0075 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 1
Item 2 - 5-7 Littleton Street Riverwood - DA2015/0437 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 2
Item 3 - 35 and 40 River Rd Oatley - DA2016/0159 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 3
Item 4 - 8 Lily St Hurstville - REV2016/0014  **LATE ITEM** IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 4

Meeting 25 August 2016
Agenda & Items Report Attachment Minutes
IHAP Agenda - 25-08-2016     Minutes Full
Item 1 - 247 Princes Hwy Carlton, DA2016/0047 IHAP Report   Minutes Item 1
Item 2 - 17 Endeavour Street Sans Souci, DA2016/0066 IHAP Report   Minutes Item 2
Item 3 - 977 Forest Road - Lugarno, DA2015/0443 IHAP Report   Minutes Item 3
Item 4 - 977 Forest Road - Lugarno, MOD2015-0146 IHAP Report   Minutes Item 4

Meeting 4 August 2016
Agenda & Items Report Attachment Minutes
IHAP Agenda - 04-08-2016     Minutes Full
Item 1 - 25 Old Forest Road Lugarno, DA2015/0082 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 1
Item 2 - 10 Lawrence St Peakhurst, DA2014/1197 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 2


Meeting 28 July 2016 
Agenda & Items Report Attachment Minutes
IHAP Meeting Agenda - 28-7-2016     Minutes Full
Item 1 - 30 Queensbury Road Penshurst, DA2015/0034 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 1
Item 2 - 45-51 Andover Street Carlton, DA2015/0267 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 2
Item 3 - 14 Butler Road Hurstville, DA2015/0258 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 3
Item 4 - 4 Carrington Avenue Hurstville, DA2015/0117 IHAP Report Attachment Minutes Item 4
 
Meeting 21 June 2016
Agenda & Items Report Attachment Minutes
IHAP Meeting Agenda 21-6-2016     Minutes Full
Item 1 - 801 King Georges Road South Hurstville DA2012/0094 IHAP-Report   Minutes Item 1
Item 2 - 25 Old Forrest Road Lugarno, DA2015/0082 IHAP-Report Attachment Minutes Item 2
Item 3 - 4-6 Barsby Avenue Allawah, DA2015/0095  IHAP-Report Attachment Minutes Item 3
Item 4 - 10 Lawrence Street Peakhurst, DA2014/1197 IHAP-report Attachment Minutes Item 4
Item 5 - 27 Beaumaris Crescent Mortdale, DA2015/0301  IHAP-report Attachment Minutes Item 5
Item 6 - 87 and 89 The Avenue Hurstville, PP2016/0001 IHAP-report Attachment Minutes Item 6