Design Excellence Panel Expression of Interest

On display until 31 August 2021, 12:00 AM

Byron Shire Council invites professionals with experience in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or urban design to register their interest in being a Panel member of the Byron Shire Design Excellence Panel.

Responsibilities of the panel

The Panel will review development applications (DAs) and provide advice to Council staff and the consent authority for a wide variety of development such as:

  • Commercial and mixed-use development referred to the Panel in the Byron Town Centre.
  • Any other applications that are voluntarily referred to the Panel.
The Panel may also be asked to review proposed changes to:
  • Local Environmental Plans
  • Development Control Plans (DCPs)
  • Site specific DCPs
  • Master plans for large or major sites
  • Planning proposals. 
The Design Excellence Panel will consist of four members who will be drawn from a pool of seven members. 

Meetings and membership details

  • Meetings will be held when needed. There will not be more than one meeting per month. 
  • Membership is for a two-year period.
  • Membership is paid for by the rates set out in the Design Excellence Procedures. 
  • The membership rate includes all the work a panel member does for a meeting including, but not limited to:
  • preparation
  • site visits
  • meeting attendance
  • deliberation
  • voting
  • correspondence
  • preparation or reviewing of briefing notes. 
  • An agreed set hourly rate will be prescribed for any additional work not in relation to meetings as described above. 

Selection criteria

Expressions of Interest (EOI) must include a brief professional profile, current CV and information addressing the selection criteria below:
  • Appropriate qualification and demonstrated experience in the design of commercial and mixed use developments in relation to architecture, landscape architecture or urban design.
  • Demonstrated highly developed skills and experience in urban analysis of local planning strategies and policies (e.g. local environmental plans, development control plans, precinct plans and town centre revitalisation) that contain provisions for mixed use development.
  • Knowledge or understanding of local council policies and development controls.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the design issues of the local area.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Byron Bay Town Centre character and aesthetic
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and report on complex design quality issues for development applications and strategic planning.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop design options and/or recommendations to ensure positive design outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to translate technical information into plain English.



Submit your proposal

To submit your proposal complete the online EOI form