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Planning Panel Boundaries and Members

Sydney Central City Planning Panel

The Acting Chair of the Sydney Central City Planning Panel is Mary-Lynne Taylor.


The Acting Chair of the Sydney Central City Planning Panel is Mary-Lynne Taylor. 

State Members

Mary-Lynne Taylor

Mary-Lynne Taylor, a Sydney resident, is a practicing Solicitor with the firm of Bartier Perry.  She is a graduate of Sydney University with an Arts/Law degree.  She is an Honorary Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.

Mary-Lynne is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney in the faculty of Architecture in Urban and Regional Planning and has taught Planning and Heritage Law for many years. In addition, Mary-Lynne has initiated and chaired a diverse range of planning panels in areas such as Liverpool, Fairfield, Waverley, Warringah, Ryde, Port Macquarie and Wollongong.

Mary-Lynne was a member of the NSW Heritage Council for eight years, rising to Deputy Chair and the chair of the approvals committee.

Paul Mitchell OAM

Paul Mitchell is a town planner and environmental scientist. He has over 30 years of diverse planning experience mostly in NSW but also in other Australian states and internationally. In previous roles he has served on advisory boards for both the World Bank and the United Nations.

Paul is currently a Director at City Plan, a planning services company in Sydney.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Geography and Environmental Studies) from Macquarie University, a Master of Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Applied Science from the University of NSW.  He is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.