Previous stages of planning review

Current stage

The NSW Government is considering options on the best means to implement its planning reform program.

The NSW Government is committed to delivering a new planning system for NSW – a modern and easy planning system for the 21st century that will put you, the community, first.

Visit Planning For Our Future for more information about:

  • The new planning rules and regulations
  • How we will transition to the new system
  • How we incorporated your feedback at each stage of consultation as we worked to reform planning in NSW
  • What the new system will mean for you

The NSW Government proposes that the Planning Bill 2013 replace the current planning legislation, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.


Previous stages

The debate on the Planning Bill was deferred by the NSW Lower House on 28 November 2013.

White Paper - A New Planning System for NSW (April 2013)
The White Paper and associated draft planning legislation were exhibited for public feedback between 6 April 2013 and 28 June 2013. It incorporated feedback on the preceding exhibition of a Green Paper.

Green Paper - A New Planning System for NSW (July 2012)
The Green Paper was exhibited for public feedback on 14 July 2012.

Independent Review (July 2011)

Supporting activities (2003 – 2010)

Last Updated 26-Feb-2014