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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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Legislative amendment for concept proposals

Legislative amendment for concept proposals

The Department is seeking comment on proposed amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act) following a recent Court of Appeal decision which has implications for the way concept proposals are lodged and assessed in NSW.

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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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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.

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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. Given the recent growth in short-term holiday letting, the government is considering a range of potential options to deliver a better and more effective approach to short-term letting.

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Summary

Social Impact Assessments

The Department of Planning and Environment is exploring ways to strengthen the quality and consistency of social impact assessments of State significant projects.

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