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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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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

News
01 July 2022

Division 5.1 (Part 5) Activities

From 1 July 2022, certain REF documents must be published.

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News
24 June 2022

Proposed Interment Industry Scheme

The NSW Government proposes to introduce licences for the interment industry.

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Release Notes
23 May 2022

May Release: Integration API, UX Transformation, Housing SEPP and more.

The latest technical release includes important enhancements to existing services.

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Major Projects

State Significant Projects

Find out more information and have your say on projects that are classified as State significant.

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