We develop regional plans across NSW to help support our future community needs. These include plans for homes, jobs, community infrastructure and a healthy environment.
We are responsible for identifying Planned Precincts and Growth Areas across Sydney. These areas provide opportunities for new homes, jobs, community services and open spaces.
The following State Significant Precincts (SSPs) are areas with state or regional planning significance because of their social, economic or environmental characteristics.
We develop plans that help to ensure Sydneysiders have more access to the things they value - great outdoor spaces, greater housing choice, shorter commutes and world-class job opportunities.
The Department is collaborating with the five Greater Newcastle councils (Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle and Port Stephens), key industry groups, and the community to undertake metropolitan planning for Greater Newcastle.
Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for local government areas. LEPs are the main planning tool used to shape the future of communities and also ensure local development is done appropriately.