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The Environmental Planning and Assessment 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

Release Notes
14 February 2024

31 October 2023 Release: Concurrence and Referral, Online DA and State DA services and NSW Planning Portal

This latest technical release includes important enhancements to an existing digital

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Release Notes
14 December 2023

December 2023 Release summary: Major Projects and Infrastructure Contributions Estimator

This latest technical release includes important enhancements to an existing digital

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Release Notes
01 December 2023

1 December 2023 release: BASIX, Online DA service, State DA, Payment adjustment service and NSW Planning Portal APIs

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.