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The NSW government is implementing a range of new Policies and Legislation and some are under review. Find what is currently under review as well as new Policy and Legislation.

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Building Regulation and Certification Reform

Building Regulation and Certification Reform
The NSW Government is implementing a package of reforms to strengthen NSW’s building regulation and certification system.
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Environmental Impact Assessment Improvement Project

Environmental Impact Assessment Improvement Project

The Department of Planning and Environment is reviewing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for State significant projects in NSW to identify areas for improvement.

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EP&A Regulation review

EP&A Regulation review
Have your say on the review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
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Legislative amendment for concept proposals

Legislative amendment for concept proposals
Submissions were taken into consideration by the Department in finalising the draft Bill for Parliament. There was one major change to the Bill in response to submissions.
Review submissions and the proposed changes
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Legislative Updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

Legislative Updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

The Government is committed to ensuring a planning system that is straightforward and ensures high-quality decisions and planning outcomes.

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Proposed amendment to the Seniors Housing SEPP

Proposed amendment to the Seniors' Housing SEPP
Have your say on the proposed amendment to new rules for Site Compatibility Certificates – Senior Housing SEPP
Review the proposed amendment to the Seniors' Housing SEPP
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Review of Complying Development in Greenfield Areas

A review of complying development in Greenfield areas
We seek your feedback on the Background Paper - A Review of Complying Development in Greenfield Areas and Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) for a new Greenfield Housing Code.
Read more about complying development in Greenfield areas
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Short-term holiday letting

Short-term holiday letting
Short-term holiday letting relates to the renting of the whole or part of a private home by its owner to a visitor on a commercial basis.
Read the options Paper on short-term holiday letting
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Social Impact Assessment

Social Impact Assessment guideline
The Department of Planning and Environment is exploring ways to strengthen the quality and consistency of social impact assessments of State significant projects.
Read about the Social Impact Assessment guideline