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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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Latest News and Announcements

Ministerial Order

EP&A (COVID-19 Development - Extended Operation) Order 2020

The order allows for retail premises such as supermarkets, pharmacies and corner stores to operate 24 hours per day.

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Announcement

State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection) 2019

The Department reviewed State Environmental Planning Policy No 44 – Koala Habitat Protection (1995).

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Announcement

View terms of reference for the current review of the IPC

The Review will examine, among other things, whether it is in the public interest to maintain an Independent Planning Commission.

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