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Explanation of intended effect – improving planning processes to deliver infrastructure faster

In March and April 2024 we exhibited changes to help speed up delivery of essential infrastructure in NSW. We exhibited an Explanation of Intended Effect until 11:59 pm on 16 April outlining proposed changes to several state environmental planning policies: 

This exhibition has now closed and we are currently considering all submissions. Thank you to those who have provided feedback.

Exhibition documents

View Explanation of Intended Effect

There are also 3 documents relevant to the Three Ports planning controls.  

View Port Kembla Land Safety Study Final report

View draft Port Botany heritage map

View Port of Newcastle heritage map


View Frequently Asked Questions document



  • On Exhibition

    The consultation is open for public comment.

  • Under Consideration

    We'll be reviewing what you told us.

  • Made and Finalised

    The final outcomes of this consultation will be documented here.

Consultation period


More information

Email: [email protected]
Exhibiting agency or agencies: DPHI
Exhibition location: NSW Planning Portal