Working for us

Our people

Passionate and committed to the future of NSW, our people are driven to make a real contribution to shaping how we work, live and engage with our communities to build long term sustainable growth.  

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Our work

The Department of Planning & Environment supports sustainable growth in NSW by facilitating employment and investment, aligning infrastructure provision to growth priorities, and increasing and diversifying housing supply.

We are the lead department in advising the Minister and government on strategic land use planning, major development assessment and growth infrastructure, and diverse housing and employment opportunities.

We are about to implement NSW's first new planning system in 35 years.

The NSW Budget 2013-14 confirmed the focus on the new planning system and housing supply as key enablers of growth for the state. The department will receive $20.9 million to roll out the system, including up to $3 million for community engagement and cultural change. 


Building a new planning system
- NSW Budget 2013-14 video
Building more homes and infrastructure
- NSW Budget 2013-14 video

Our working environment

We provide a supportive work environment, flexible working conditions, an extensive learning and development program, and a competitive remuneration package and a commitment to professional development. As an equal opportunity employer, we also provide specific workplace programs supporting diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, disabled people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Last Updated 05-May-2014