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Infrastructure SEPP review


We are improving the way we plan and deliver future community infrastructure and the upgrade of existing services by proposing changes to the Infrastructure State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) 2007.


The proposed changes will make it easier and faster to deliver and maintain social infrastructure including health facilities, correctional centres, emergency and police services, and council services. They will simplify the approval process while still ensuring appropriate levels of environmental assessment and consultation are undertaken for these activities.


Key changes proposed include:

  • Supporting health infrastructure to allow delivery of hospital beds more quickly
  • Changes to correctional facilities and police services to provide for a safer and more secure community
  • Optimising the use of commuter hubs by providing more services and conveniences at transport interchanges
  • Enabling councils to manage and maintain their lands better, including their operational lands


Proposed changes also include other operational and housekeeping improvements to ensure the policy remains up to date and effective.


Educational provisions will be transferred from the Infrastructure SEPP into a new standalone Education state policy.

Download the EIE document


Have your say


We welcome your feedback on the Explanation of Intended Effect and draft policy that outlines the proposed changes to the Infrastructure SEPP.


Submissions can be made until the 7 April 2017:

  • online using the submission form below
  • by mail to:

    Director Industry and Infrastructure Policy
    NSW Department of Planning and Environment
    GPO Box 39
    Sydney NSW 2001

Make an online submission


For further information please see the Frequently Asked Questions, email or phone 1300 305 695.


You can also subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates from the department.


Related Links


State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) Amendment (Sport and Recreation) 2013

Draft Education SEPP

Page last updated: 27/02/2017