Important Information about this Application Form

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Panel position with NSW Department of Planning and Environment.  

This application form will enable you to submit all of the required information and documents necessary to complete your application.  The information is sought to assist in assessing your eligibility and suitability for nomination and/or appointment.

Before proceeding, please ensure you have reviewed and prepared all application requirements, as outlined in the Applicant Information Pack. This includes:
  • Two (2) page Curriculum Vitae
  • Two (2) page Personal Statement 
Your personal information will be treated as confidential and will only be used or accessed by authorised persons for the purposes connected with your current candidacy for appointment, and should you be successful in appointment, to ensure an accurate record of nominees and appointees to statutory bodies. 

Personal information collected by Davidson Search & Advisory, and the Department of Planning and Environment is handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. The personal information provided by you will be securely stored and made available only to appropriately authorised officers. Personal information recorded on this form will not be disclosed to other parties without your consent, unless required by law.

Personal information may be disclosed as part of the recruitment process, for example, in contacting referees or obtaining certification of public sector employee nominees. 

If you have prepared all of the above documents and are ready to proceed, please click Next Page.

NOTE: Your name/s should reflect those listed on your driver's licence or if you do not have a driver's licence, the name/s reflected on your passport.  

Answers to these questions are optional. Your responses to the questions below will support the NSW Government's commitment to developing strategies and programs to promote diversity and inclusion on NSW Government boards, committees and other government bodies.
Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person?
An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent, who identifies as such, and is accepted as such by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which he or she lives.
Do you come from a non-English speaking background/culturally and linguistically diverse background?
A person from a non-English speaking background is defined as a person who either:
- migrated to Australia and whose first language is a language other than English; or
- one (or both) parent(s) migrated to Australia and did not have English as a first language.
Do you have a disability?
A person with a disability is defined as a person who has, or has had, a disability of a type listed below:
- Physical
- Sensory (hearing, speech or vision) which cannot be corrected by appropriate aids such as hearing aids or glasses
- Intellectual or learning
- Psychiatric
How would you describe your gender?
Are you aged between 12 - 25 years old?

Please select areas in which you have expertise

Expertise in at least one of the following areas is a requirement for appointment under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Your answers to the questions below will not automatically include or exclude you from selection unless there is a corresponding legislative basis.  It is important you refer to the expression of interest for the role you are applying for as you may be required to provide additional documents in relation to your answers in this section. 

Criminal history check consent

Criminal history checks are undertaken for nominees, to assist in determining whether prospective nominees are suitable to perform the duties required. Criminal history checks will not be undertaken without your consent. Please read the following criminal history consent form carefully before signing to ensure you agree to the terms of the criminal history check.
  • I am the applicant noted on this application and confirm that the details provided are true and correct.
  • I consent to checks against all Australian police jurisdictions (including associated records) and the release of information which is related to me, to the NSW Government.
  • I understand that I will be required to provide 100 points of certified identification, should my application be progressed.

Probity checks

The following probity checks may also be conducted to assist in assessing your suitability for this role:
  • verification of educational qualification/s
  • review of the ServiceNSW Property Public Register
  • review of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission insolvency and banned and disqualified registers
  • review of the NSW Government lobbyist register
  • review of the NSW Register of Appointees to government bodies register
  • general internet searches.
These checks are consistent with whole of government due diligence checks required to be undertaken in relation to potential nominees for appointment to government agencies.


You will not be eligible for selection if you are a Real Estate Agent or Property Developer, as outlined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979:

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Section 2.13   Members of Sydney district and regional planning panels

(cf previous Sch 4, cl 2)

(3)  A person is not eligible to be a member of a Sydney district or regional planning panel if the person is - 

(a)  a property developer within the meaning of section 53 of the Electoral Funding Act 2018, or

Note Section 53 of the Electoral Funding Act 2018 provides that property developer includes a person who is a close associate of a property developer.

(b)  a real estate agent within the meaning of the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002.

However, a person is not ineligible to be a member of a Sydney district or regional planning panel merely because the person carries on the business of a planning consultant.

Application checklist

Please acknowledge that you have fulfilled all requirements of this application, including: