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Find out more about individual Sydney and Regional Planning Panels.

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The Department uses APIs to facilitate the flow of data between the NSW Planning Portal

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View Environmental Planning Instruments on the NSW Planning Portal

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View Ministerial Orders, Directions and Council publications

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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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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
12 April 2023

March Release: Complying developments, data warehouse, development application, major projects and more.

The latest technical release includes important enhancements to existing digital services.

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28 February 2023

Council-related Development Application Conflict of Interest Guidelines

The following requirements have been introduced into the EP&A Regulation 2021.

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Media Release
14 February 2023

Helping homeowners build better

The myHome Planner, an interactive building guide on the NSW Planning Portal.

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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.