The Department has recently commenced a review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation).
This review follows proposed changes to the Regulation’s parent Act, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). While the EP&A Act provides the overarching framework for the planning system in NSW, the Regulation supports the day–to–day requirements of this system.
This review affords an opportunity to undertake a comprehensive look at the Regulation and remove any unnecessary complexities or outdated rules which make the system hard to use.
As a first step, the Department is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the current Regulation.
The Department has prepared an issues paper Review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 Issues Paper (PDF, 542 KB) that outlines the key operational provisions of the Regulation and seeks:
The Regulation contains key operational provisions for the NSW planning system, including those relating to:
Note: the review of the Regulation will not examine these building and certification provisions, as broader building regulation reforms are being fast tracked through a separate process.
The review of the Regulation presents an opportunity to build on the proposed changes to the EP&A Act and further improve the architecture of the planning system.
The objectives are to undertake a comprehensive review of the Regulation in order to:
Your feedback can play a vital role in the review of the Regulation. Engagement is now closed and feedback is being considered.
Page last updated: 09/03/2018