(cf previous s 23G)
A Sydney district or regional planning panel has the following functions--
(a) the functions of the consent authority under Part 4 for regionally significant development that are (subject to this Act) conferred on it under this Act,
(b) any functions under this Act of a council within its area that are conferred on it under section 9.6,
(c) to advise the Minister or the Planning Secretary as to planning or development matters relating to the part of the State for which it is constituted (or any related matters) if requested to do so by the Minister or the Planning Secretary,
(d) any other function conferred or imposed on it under this or any other Act.
Note : Under section 9.7, a panel (or the Independent Planning Commission if acting in place of the panel) is, in the exercise of a function referred to in paragraph (b), taken to be the council and is to exercise the function to the exclusion of the council.