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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

Announcement

EP&A Amendment (Planning Portal) Regulation 2020

This legislation amends the EP&A Regulation 2000 as part of the Premier’s mandate of ePlanning Digital Services.

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Announcement

Planning Delivery Unit

We have introduced a new Planning Delivery Unit to progress projects that may be stuck in the planning system.

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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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Fast track assessments

We have made it easier to fast track the assessment process for some developments. Complete the Priority Process Request Form and see whether your project is eligible for acceleration or referral to the Planning Delivery Unit.

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