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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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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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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

Release Notes
01 September 2023

August 2023 Release: Development Applications, Complying Developments, eConstruction, Post-Consent Certificate and more

August 2023 Release: Development Applications, Complying Developments, eConstruction, Post

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Case Study
18 August 2023

Experiences from NSW councils

View the success stories from Inner West and Shellharbour City councils

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Release Notes
21 July 2023

July 2023 Release: Development application and major projects

This latest technical release includes important enhancements to an existing digital

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Aboriginal Planning Space

A dedicated digital space for the community to come together and find information about planning matters and resources to help guide you through the planning process.

NSW Planning Portal Roadmap

View the journey of the NSW Planning Portal and milestone releases of key digital services.

State Significant Projects

View information and have your say on projects that are classified as State significant.