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As our population grows and our state develops, we have put plans in place to ensure that we protect the natural environment and heritage. In this section, you will find plans about protecting our river and drinking water catchments, as well as information on environmental zoning and sustainability outcomes. 

You’ll also find guidelines about live entertainment in venues.




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Entertainment

A system for planning for live entertainment was introduced in 2009.

A system for planning for live entertainment was introduced in 2009. Read More
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Georges River Catchments

The catchment of the Georges River drains a landmass of nearly 1000 square kilometres, including parts of 14 local government areas.

The catchment of the Georges River drains a landmass of nearly 1000 square kilometres, including parts of 14 local government areas. Read More
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Sharing Sydney Harbour

A plan to create better environmental outcomes for Sydney Harbour and its tributaries.

The Sydney Harbour Catchment Regional Environmental Plan 2005 (REP) and Sydney Harbour Foreshores and Waterways Area Development Control Plan 2005 (DCP) . Read More
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Vegetation SEPP

The SEPP regulates clearing on urban land and land zoned for environmental conservation/management not needing development consent.

The SEPP will safe-guard native vegetation in urban areas and land zoned for environmental protection by providing a consistent approach to clearing in NSW. Read More
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Dark Sky Planning

In an ongoing commitment to help protect the dark sky region the Department of Planning and Environment has developed the Dark Sky Guidelines.

In an ongoing commitment to help protect the dark sky region the Department of Planning and Environment has developed the Dark Sky Guidelines. Read More
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Environmental zones

The Department has developed a new approach to support farming and protect the environment.

The Department has developed a new approach to support farming and protect the environment. Read More