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:
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.
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:
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Page last updated: 27/02/2017