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A new approach to rezonings in NSW


The NSW Government is building a faster, simpler planning system to support jobs, homes and open space.

As part of the Planning Reform Action Plan, we are proposing to speed up the process for changing planning rules on a particular piece of land – known as rezoning.

The department has prepared a discussion paper that sets out proposed solutions to how we can create a better rezoning process and appeals or review frameworkThe discussion paper includes specific questions we are seeking feedback on. These questions are also set out in a survey below. If you complete a survey, it will count as a submission.

Exhibition documents

More information on the discussion paper and other planning reforms

Visit the "A new approach to rezoning in NSW" webpage to find out more about the discussion paper and other planning reform initiatives, including the Local Environmental Plan Making guideline.

Have your say

We welcome your feedback on the proposed changes to rezonings from Wednesday, 15 December until Monday, 28 February 2022.

The exhibition documents may help guide your submission.

You can make a submission one of three ways: completing the survey by clicking the button below; completing the online submission form; or sending a written submission.

Complete the survey

Given many people are still working from home, we strongly encourage you to provide your feedback using the online submission form.

Submissions must be made during the exhibition period.

Submissions will be publicly available on our website with personal contact details removed.

If you do not want your submission publicly published, please clearly indicate by marking it ‘CONFIDENTIAL’.

Written submissions must be addressed ON BOTH THE LETTER AND THE ENVELOPE to:

Ms Paulina Wythes
Director, Planning Legislative Reform    
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment    
Locked Bag 5022 Parramatta NSW 2124


Make a submission

To make an online submission, please fill in the following fields. Those marked with an asterisk "*" are mandatory.

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One file only.
256 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, .

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I have read the Department's Privacy Statement and agree to the Department using my submission in the ways it describes. I understand this includes full publication on the Department's website of my submission, any attachments, and any of my personal information in those documents and possible supply to third parties such as state agencies, local government and the proponent.

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NSW Planning Portal