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Introducing the NSW Planning Portal

Welcome to the new 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 and Local Planning Panels and information on the ePlanning Program that develops the NSW Planning Portal.

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, Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans.

Development Assessment and Consent

Understand the different planning approval pathways in NSW. From development applications through to complying development certificates and integrated developments. The size, scale and impact of the development will determine which of the assessment pathways is appropriate.

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, Building Certificates, Occupation Certificates and Subdivision Certificates.

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 State Voluntary Planning Agreements and Special Infrastructure Contributions.


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.