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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 framework. The discussion paper was on public exhibition from 15 December 2021 to 28 February 2022.

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.

Consultation and feedback

We welcomed your feedback on the proposed changes to rezonings from Wednesday, 15 December until Monday, 28 February 2022. Thank you for your responses, which are published below.


View the submissions


  • 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

Exhibiting agency or agencies: DPE
Exhibition location: NSW Planning Portal