NBIAP Northern Beaches Independent Assessment Panel


Council has created an independent assessment panel with the delegation to make final and independent determinations on development applications that are referred to it.  A  copy of the NBIAP Charter and referral criteria is available below.

The membership of NBIAP consists of four members, two drawn from a pool of experts in the respective fields of environmental and planning, a rotating community member, and a permanent chair.

Mr Paul Stein, QC, AM,  has been appointed the permanent chair of the NBIAP. Mr Stein is a respected jurist, who is a former judge of the District Court of NSW Land and NSW Environment Court and the NSW Court of Appeal. Until recently he was an acting judge of the NSW Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and a judge of the Court of Appeal of Fiji. He is also a former NSW Deputy Ombudsman and President of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board and Chair of the Australian Consumers Association. Mr Stein is currently the Chairperson of the NSW Environment Protection Authority and Chair of the Board of Governors of the NSW Law and Justice Foundation.

The new NBIAP is expected to meet 10 times a year (recessing in January and July) and meetings will be held in business hours on a weekday. The forward meeting schedule of NBIAP will be published by Council at the end of each month.

NBIAP Charter and Guidelines:

Code of Conduct:

Members of NBIAP are bound by the Manly Council Code of Conduct: 

Application to Address NBIAP:

May 2017
Date Time Venue Meeting Type Agenda Minutes
18 May 10:30am Council Chambers - 1 Belgrave Street, Manly Northern Beaches Independent Assessment Panel (4.16 MB) (941.5 KB)
June 2017
Date Time Venue Meeting Type Agenda Minutes
15 June 10.30am Council Chambers Northern Beaches Independent Assessment Panel (5.3 MB) (1.18 MB)