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Planning Panel Boundaries and Members

Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel

The Chair of the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel is Carl Scully.


The Hon Carl Scully is a former member of the NSW Parliament (1990 – 2007) and held various Ministerial portfolios, including Roads, Transport Housing, Police and Leader of the House. Since 2007, Carl has worked in the private planning sector.

During his tenure in Government, Carl was responsible for the planning and delivery of several major infrastructure projects, including the Eastern Distributor, the Cross City Tunnel, the M5, the M7 and the Lane Cove Tunnel Motorways. He was also responsible for implementing numerous key policy reforms and planning the delivery of transport logistics for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Carl has been a Member of the Law Society of NSW since 1982 and Chair of the Mining Safety Advisory Council since 2015.

State Members

John Roseth

John Roseth brings more than four decades of planning expertise to the role, including within the commercial and the government sectors. He was a key policy adviser and senior executive with the NSW Department of Planning, with significant achievements over many years. In 2002 John was appointed Senior Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court, retiring in 2009.

A Sydney resident, John holds a degree in Architecture from the University of NSW, a diploma in Town Planning from the University of Sydney and a Doctorate in Planning from the University of Sydney. He is a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Sue Francis

Sue Francis has had in excess of 38 years' extensive experience as a planner in both local government and in the private sector. She has held executive positions at Woollahra, North Sydney and Warringah Councils and is currently the Executive Director of City Plan Strategy and Development where she provides consultancy services for both private clients and government agencies on State and local government levels.

Sue has a Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Planning, both from the UK. Sue is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a CPP member of the Planning Institute of Australia, a member of the Planning Committee of the Property Council of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sue is Chair of the Wollongong Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (Wollongong IHAP) and a member of the Mosman Development Assessment Panel.