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The Independent Panel Process

The Minister appointed an Independent Panel of experts to review the submissions and hold a Panel Inquiry/Hearing. The Panel consists of 3 people and includes Mr Nick Wimbush (chair) and Mr Robin Saunders. The third member is still to be appointed.

The Hearings will commence in Mallacoota on July 14th and run until 18th July. The Hearing will then continue in Melbourne on 22nd-25th July, 28th-30th July and 4th-7th August.

All submitters who requested to be heard will have an opportunity to speak to this Panel.

The Panel will make a recommendation on the proposed development to the Minister for Planning who will then decide whether to approve the development or not.