A new planning system for NSW
The NSW Government is building a planning system focused on sustainable growth to deliver the jobs and houses we need to support our growing cities and regions.
The new planning system will make NSW more competitive by improving decision making, providing more certainty and making it more cost effective to do business in the state. It will focus on people and communities, rather than processes. Communities will have a say in shaping their local area by helping to develop the long-term strategic plans that will set the ground rules for development.
On 16 April, the NSW Government released the White Paper – A new planning system for NSW for public feedback.
Community and stakeholder engagement
- Sending an online submission (including attachments)
- Using the online feedback tool to submit comments on specific sections or chapters of the White Paper
- Posting a submission to New Planning System, GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001.
You can also join the discussion by:
Please read our submissions guide for more details.
A note about privacy:
All submissions received will be published on the department's website. Please do not include your name or other personal information in your submission or on attachments if you don’t want this information published. Please read our privacy statement at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/privacy
Media Conference (video introduction)
Draft planning legislation
Click here for information about the two Exposure Bills to implement the legislative framework for the new planning system, which are also on exhibition.
Information in other languages
The department commissioned Deloitte to analyse the time and cost savings of the proposed planning system reform, compared to the current system. Based on Deloitte's findings, the department calculated that families and businesses will save $174 million per year from reforms to development assessment and the resulting reduction in red tape.
Deloitte Report: Time and cost benchmarking project: A New Planning System for NSW (1.0MB)
Previous steps in the planning system review
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