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Under Consideration

Telecommunications and other communication facilities


Infrastructure SEPP amendments

Modern telecommunications are central to our lives. They impact the way we work, do business and our personal lives. It's our role to review government policy to keep up with the times. 

The department proposed changes to the Infrastructure SEPP to help speed up the delivery of new telecommunications infrastructure.

The amendment supports new telecommunications infrastructure and accelerates necessary projects. This will benefit communities by creating jobs and supporting economic growth in NSW.

The proposed amendments will simplify planning pathways for telecommunications infrastructure including: 

  • Development without consent – development undertaken by a public authority.  For example, NSW Telco Authority. 
  • Complying development – development that must comply with prescribed conditions. Conducted by a certifier or authority.
  • Exempt development – minor development not subject to assessment or requires consent.

The Explanation of Intended Effect outlining the proposed changes was on exhibition from 16 August to 13 September, 2021.

Thank you to everyone who made a submission. All feedback will be considered and inform the final decision on changes to the Infrastructure SEPP.  

More information:

For more information on the proposed changes, please email the policy team at [email protected]

Project Details

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NSW Planning Portal