City of Canterbury Bankstown Council has announced a new Design Review Panel – a consortium of seasoned experts specialising in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture.
Council says the panel will offer pre-DA advice and comprehensive guidance for a range of developments.
By providing early-stage recommendations, the Panel aims to streamline the Development Application process, minimising the need for post-application alterations. This proactive approach saves you valuable time and money, Council said in a statement.
Council’s Director of Planning, Andy Sharp said the panel’s role aligns with the new Canterbury-Bankstown Local Environmental Plan’s Design Excellence clause.
“Our mission is to make CBCity liveable and loveable,” Mr Sharp said.
“We’re encouraging our community to create beautiful buildings and places that are welcoming, vibrant and people focussed.
“Join us as we strive to enrich the beauty and practicality of our built environment through
deliberate and thoughtful design.”
The Design Review Panel offers its expertise and counsel for various types of developments, including but not limited to:
- Boarding houses with four or more storeys;
- Multi‐dwelling housing consisting of 10 or more dwellings;
- Residential flat buildings with four or more storeys;
- Schools with a gross floor area of 2,000 square metres or more;
- Centre‐based childcare facilities accommodating 100 children or more at one time;
- Seniors’ housing or co‐living housing with four or more storeys;
- Commercial premises with a gross floor area of 1,000 square metres or more;
- Shop top housing with four or more storeys;
- Warehouse or distribution centres with a gross floor area of 5,000 square metres or
- Places of public worship with a gross floor area of 1,000 square metres or more; and
- Registered clubs with a gross floor area of 1,000 square metres or more.