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NSW Planning Reforms

Planning Reforms

The Government is introducing a suite of reforms to deliver a more efficient and optimised planning system for NSW. It’s about cutting red tape, not cutting corners or compromising outcomes.

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Environmental Planning Instruments

State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) Maps

SEPP and REP Maps are now accessible via the NSW Planning Portal. Click here to access current and historical SEPP and REP maps.

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Environmental Planning Instruments

Local Environmental Plan (LEP) Maps

For all current and historical LEP maps, please click here to access the dedicated LEP maps page.

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Introducing the NSW Planning Portal

Welcome to the NSW Planning Portal – a digital space where community, industry and government can work together to better understand and meet their obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Please use the top menu to find important digital services, publications and open data tools. The tiles below provide helpful information covering sections of the Act.

Planning Administration

Learn more about the administrative bodies and legislation that supports the NSW planning system. This includes links to the Greater Sydney Commission, NSW Land and Environment Court, Sydney and Regional Planning Panels.

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Plan-making

Find everything you need to know about State and local planning instruments and how they might affect a proposed development. This includes State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) and Local Environmental Plans (LEPs).

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Development Assessment and Consent

Understand the different planning approval pathways in NSW. From development applications through to complying development certificates and integrated developments.

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Building and Subdivision

Learn more about the approvals necessary for a proposed development under the Building Code of Australia. This includes information on Construction Certificates (CCs) and Occupation Certificates (OCs).

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Contributions and Payments

For those developments that may require a financial contribution towards the cost of new and upgraded infrastructure or amenities. This includes information on Special Infrastructure Contributions (SICs).

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Compliance

Find the relevant publications and reporting tools to ensure your next development is compliant. This includes Ministerial Orders, the Open Data service and the Cladding Registration tool.

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News and Announcements

Media Release
12 July 2021

Online portal speeds up planning in NSW

The reform is being called a win for homeowners, councils and the construction industry.

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News
05 July 2021

Digital mapping of EPIs to replace PDF maps

The Department has begun a key stage of this exciting project.

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News
02 July 2021

Change in processes for Class 2 residential developers

Changes have been made to the Design and Building Practitioner Act 2020.

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Regional development

NSW Planning Portal Service Fees

The Department is introducing service fees for certain applications on the NSW Planning Portal. These fees, to be paid by the applicant during the application process, will support the ongoing maintenance and delivery of the NSW Planning Portal.

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