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Environmental Planning Instruments is the collective name for Local Environmental Plans (LEPs), State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs), and Regional Environmental Plans (REPs).

Environmental Planning Instrument maps are now located in the NSW Planning Portal. The related Environmental Planning Instruments are still located on the NSW Legislation website.


Click here to access SEPP and REP maps.

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Click here to access LEP maps.

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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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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

08 June 2021

Regional roadshow brings councils to NSW Planning Portal

The ePlanning team completes tour of regional NSW to support council uptake of services.

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Release Notes
01 June 2021

May release: Planning Proposal, State DA and API updates

The latest technical release has seen enhancements to several key services.

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Regional development

NSW Planning Portal Service Fees

The Department is introducing service fees for certain applications on the NSW Planning Portal. These fees, to be paid by the applicant during the application process, will support the ongoing maintenance and delivery of the NSW Planning Portal.

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