State Environmental Planning Policies

State environmental planning policies (SEPPs) deal with issues significant to the state and people of New South Wales. They are made by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister for Planning and may be exhibited in draft form for public comment before being gazetted as a legal document.

This list is intended as a summary guide only. Please refer to the relevant policy for full details. Please note that the NSW legislation website at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au provides the text of State environmental planning policies and regional environmental plans. For maps relating to the various policies that are not reproduced in the policy instrument, or further information, contact the Planning Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, phone 02 9228 6333, fax: 02 9228 6555, email information@planning.nsw.gov.au.

Note this list is ordered numerically for numbered SEPPs and by date of gazettal for unnumbered SEPPs, with most recent policies appearing at the top.

Last Updated 21-May-2014

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Title: State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011
Published: 28.9.2011
Abstract: The aims of this Policy are to identify development that is State significant development, to identify development that is State significant infrastructure and critical State significant infrastructure and to confer functions on joint regional planning panels to determine development applications.
SEPP: State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Drinking Water Catchment) 2011
Published: 21.1.2011
Abstract: The aims of this Policy are to provide for healthy water catchments that will deliver high quality water while permitting development that is compatible with that goal. The Policy provides that a consent authority must not grant consent to a proposed development unless it is satisfied that the proposed development will have a neutral or beneficial effect on water quality. The Policy also aims to to support the maintenance or achievement of the water quality objectives for the Sydney drinking water catchment.
SEPP: State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Drinking Water Catchment) 2011
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: State Environmental Planning Policy (Urban Renewal) 2010
Published: 15.12.2010
Abstract: The aims of this Policy are to establish the process for assessing and identifying sites as urban renewal precincts, to facilitate the orderly and economic development and redevelopment of sites in and around urban renewal precincts, and to facilitate delivery of the objectives of any applicable government State, regional or metropolitan strategies connected with the renewal of urban areas that are accessible by public transport.
SEPP: State Environmental Planning Policy (Urban Renewal) 2010
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009
Published: 31.07.09
Abstract: Establishes a consistent planning regime for the provision of affordable rental housing. The policy provides incentives for new affordable rental housing, facilitates the retention of existing affordable rentals, and expands the role of not-for-profit providers. It also aims to support local centres by providing housing for workers close to places of work, and facilitate development of housing for the homeless and other disadvantaged people.
SEPP: SEPP (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Western Sydney Parklands) 2009
Published: 06.03.09
Abstract: The aim of the policy is to put in place planning controls that will enable the Western Sydney Parklands Trust to develop the Western Parklands into multi-use urban parkland for the region of western Sydney.
SEPP: SEPP (Western Sydney Parklands) 2009
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Gazetted: 12.12.08; commences 27.02.09
Abstract: Streamlines assessment processes for development that complies with specified development standards. The policy provides exempt and complying development codes that have State-wide application, identifying, in the General Exempt Development Code, types of development that are of minimal environmental impact that may be carried out without the need for development consent; and, in the General Housing Code, types of complying development that may be carried out in accordance with a complying development certificate as defined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
SEPP: SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009
Published: 31.08.09
Abstract: Promotes economic development and the creation of employment in the Western Sydney Employment Area by providing for development, including major warehousing, distribution, freight transport, industrial, high technology and research facilities. The policy provides for coordinated planning, development and rezoning of land for employment or environmental conservation purposes.
SEPP: State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Rural Lands) 2008
Published: 09.05.08
Abstract: The aim of this policy is to facilitate the orderly and economic use and development of rural lands for rural and related purposes. The policy applies to local government areas that are not listed in clause 4
SEPP: SEPP (Rural Lands) 2008
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Kosciuszko National Park - Alpine Resorts) 2007
Gazetted: 21.12.07; commences 1.1.08
Abstract: The aim of this policy is to strengthen the assesment framework for development within the alpine resorts and to reinforce environmentally sustainable development and recreational activities within these resorts. The Policy also facilitates the protection of the natural and cultural setting of the alpine resorts in Kosciuszko National Park
SEPP: SEPP (Kosciuszko National Park - Alpine Resorts) 2007
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007
Gazetted: 21.12.07; commences 1.1.08
Abstract: Provides a consistent planning regime for infrastructure and the provision of services across NSW, along with providing for consultation with relevant public authorities during the assessment process. The SEPP supports greater flexibility in the location of infrastructure and service facilities along with improved regulatory certainty and efficiency. More details about the SEPP, including a guide, are available here.
SEPP: SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Temporary Structures) 2007
Gazetted: 28.09.07; commences 26.10.07
Abstract: Provides for the erection of temporary structures and the use of places of public entertainment while protecting public safety and local amenity. Note the name of this policy was changed from SEPP (Temporary Structures and Places of Public Entertainment) 2007 to SEPP (Temporary Structures) 2007 effective 26.10.09.
SEPP: SEPP (Temporary Structures) 2007
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
Gazetted: 16.02.07
Abstract: This Policy aims to provide for the proper management and development of mineral, petroleum and extractive material resources for the social and economic welfare of the State. The Policy establish appropriate planning controls to encourage ecologically sustainable development.
SEPP: SEPP (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006
Gazetted: 28.07.06
Abstract: Provides for the coordinated release of land for residential, employment and other urban development in the North West and South West growth centres of the Sydney Region (in conjunction with Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation relating to precinct planning).
SEPP: SEPP (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006

 
Title: SEPP No. 56 - Sydney Harbour Foreshores and Tributaries
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP (Major Projects) Amendment (Luna Park Site) Policy 2005, gazetted on 16.12.05. Refer to SEPP (Major Development) 2005

 
Title: SEPP (Major Development) 2005
Gazetted: 01.08.05
Abstract: Defines certain developments that are major projects to be assessed under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and determined by the Minister for Planning. It also provides planning provisions for State significant sites. In addition, the SEPP identifies the council consent authority functions that may be carried out by joint regional planning panels (JRPPs) and classes of regional development to be determined by JRPPs. Note: This SEPP was formerly known as State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Projects) 2005.
SEPP: SEPP (Major Development) 2005
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Development on Kurnell Peninsula) 2005
Gazetted: 01.07.05
Abstract: The SEPP amends Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No.17 - Kurnell Peninsula (SREP17) to clarify the permissibility of certain land uses within the area affected by the ANEF25 contour within Kurnell Village. The SEPP removes the prohibition on residential and school development for land currently zoned for these purposes within Kurnell village in areas affected by the ANEF25 and requires all residential and school development within areas subject to ANEF20 or above to comply with noise attenuation measures as contained in Australian Standard 2021 (AS2021).
SEPP: SEPP (Development on Kurnell Peninsula) 2005

 
Title: SEPP (Sydney Metropolitan Water Supply) 2004
Gazetted: 24.12.04
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP (ARTC Rail Infrastructure) 2004
Gazetted: 03.09.04
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP (Building Sustainability Index: BASIX) 2004
Gazetted: 25.06.04
Abstract: This SEPP operates in conjunction with Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Building Sustainability Index: BASIX) Regulation 2004 to ensure the effective introduction of BASIX in NSW. The SEPP ensures consistency in the implementation of BASIX throughout the State by overriding competing provisions in other environmental planning instruments and development control plans, and specifying that SEPP 1 does not apply in relation to any development standard arising under BASIX. The draft SEPP was exhibited together with draft Regulation amendment in 2004.
SEPP: SEPP (Building Sustainability Index: BASIX) 2004
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
Gazetted: 31.03.04
Abstract: Encourage the development of high quality accommodation for our ageing population and for people who have disabilities - housing that is in keeping with the local neighbourhood. Note the name of this policy was changed from SEPP (Seniors Living) 2004 to SEPP (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 effective 12.10.07
SEPP: SEPP (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP No. 74 - Newcastle Port and Employment Lands
Gazetted: 22.08.03
Repealed: Repealed by Amendment No. 15 to the SEPP (Major Projects) 2005, gazetted on 01.06.07. Refer to SEPP (Major Development) 2005

 
Title: SEPP No. 71 - Coastal Protection
Gazetted: 01.11.02
Abstract: The policy has been made under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to ensure that development in the NSW coastal zone is appropriate and suitably located, to ensure that there is a consistent and strategic approach to coastal planning and management and to ensure there is a clear development assessment framework for the coastal zone.
SEPP: SEPP No. 71 - Coastal Protection
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP No 73 – Kosciuszko Ski Resorts
Gazetted: 06.09.02
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP (Kosciuszko National Park - Alpine Resorts)%2B2007%2Bgazetted 21 December 2007

 
Title: SEPP No. 65 - Design Quality of Residential Flat Development
Gazetted: 26.07.02
Abstract: Raises the design quality of residential flat development across the state through the application of a series of design principles. Provides for the establishment of Design Review Panels to provide independent expert advice to councils on the merit of residential flat development. The accompanying regulation requires the involvement of a qualified designer throughout the design, approval and construction stages
SEPP: SEPP No. 65 - Design Quality of Residential Flat Development
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP No. 72 - Linear Telecommunications Development - Broadband
Gazetted: 02.07.02
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP 70 - Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes)
Gazetted: 31.05.02
Abstract: Extends the life of affordable housing provisions relating to: Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 26 - City West, Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 1995, South Sydney Local Environmental Plan 1998. Schemes such as these are helping to provide affordable housing in areas undergoing significant redevelopment

 
Title: SEPP No. 69 - Major Electricity Supply Projects
Gazetted: 27.07.01
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 68

 
Title: SEPP No. 67 - Macquarie Generation Industrial Development Strategy
Gazetted: 12.04.01
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 64 - Advertising and Signage
Gazetted: 16.03.01
Abstract: Aims to ensure that outdoor advertising is compatible with the desired amenity and visual character of an area, provides effective communication in suitable locations and is of high quality design and finish. The SEPP was amended in August%2B2007%2Bto permit and regulate outdoor advertising in transport corridors (e.g. freeways, tollways and rail corridors). The amended SEPP also aims to ensure that public benefits may be derived from advertising along and adjacent to transport corridors. Transport Corridor Outdoor Advertising and Signage Guidelines ( DOP July 2007) provides information on design criteria, road safety and public benefit requirements for SEPP 64 development applications
SEPP: SEPP No. 64 - Advertising and Signage

 
Title: SEPP No. 63 - Major Transport Projects
Gazetted: 02.02.01
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 62 - Sustainable Aquaculture
Gazetted: 25.08.00
Abstract: Encourages the sustainable expansion of the industry in NSW. The policy implements the regional strategies already developed by creating a simple approach to identity and categorise aquaculture development on the basis of its potential environmental impact. The SEPP also identifies aquaculture development as a designated development only where there are potential environmental risks
SEPP: SEPP No. 62 - Sustainable Aquaculture
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP No. 61 - Exempt and Complying Development for White Bay and Glebe Island Ports
Gazetted: 04.08.00
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 60 - Exempt and Complying Development
Gazetted: 03.03.00
Abstract: Provides a more efficient and effective approval process for certain classes of development. The policy is an essential part of the reforms introduced to the development assessment system in July 1998. It applies to areas of the State where there are no such provisions in the council's local plans
SEPP: SEPP No. 60 - Exempt and Complying Development

 
Title: SEPP No. 59 - Central Western Sydney Regional Open Space and Residential
Gazetted: 19.02.99
Abstract: Rezones and coordinates the planning and development of certain land in the central west of Sydney. The policy provides for residential development in suitable areas on a precinct-by-precinct basis to help accommodate Sydney's population growth. It also provides for optimal environmental and planning outcomes, including the conservation of areas of high biodiversity, heritage, scenic or cultural value, implementation of good urban design, and providing for the extraction of resources from existing quarries in an environmentally acceptable manner. Note. The title of this SEPP was amended by SEPP (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009 published 21 August 2009.
SEPP: SEPP No. 59 - Central Western Sydney Regional Open Space and Residential

 
Title: SEPP No. 58 - Protecting Sydney's Water Supply
Gazetted: 24.12.98
Repealed: Repealed by clause 7(3) of the Drinking Water Catchments Regional Environmental Plan No. 1 (gazetted 09.06.06), which took effect from 01.01.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 57 - Not allocated

 
Title: SEPP No. 55 - Remediation of Land
Gazetted: 28.08.98
Abstract: Introduces state-wide planning controls for the remediation of contaminated land. The policy states that land must not be developed if it is unsuitable for a proposed use because it is contaminated. If the land is unsuitable, remediation must take place before the land is developed. The policy makes remediation permissible across the State, defines when consent is required, requires all remediation to comply with standards, ensures land is investigated if contamination is suspected, and requires councils to be notified of all remediation proposals. To assist councils and developers, the Department, in conjunction with the Environment Protection Authority, has prepared Managing Land Contamination: Planning Guidelines .
SEPP: SEPP No. 55 - Remediation of Land

 
Title: SEPP No. 52 - Farm Dams and Other Works in Land and Water Management Plan Areas
Gazetted: 31.07.98
Abstract: Applies to 11 irrigation areas or districts and lands shown on the plans. They are: Coleambally, Jemalong, Wyldes Plains, Burronga, Tabbita and Wah Wah; Berriquin, Cadell, Denemein and Wakool, which are part of the area administered by Murray Irrigation Ltd; and land in East Cadell in the Murray local government area. The policy amends the threshold used to determine what is 'designated development' in relation to farm dams (artificial waterbodies). It applies in areas where there are approved land and water management plans (LWMP) and farm plans have been approved. Currently only the area administered by Murray Irrigation Corporation has approved LWMPs (i.e. for Berriquin, Caddell, Denemein and Wakool). As other LWMPs are approved, the policy may be amended to incorporate the areas covered by those plans. The policy amends SEPP No. 4 to enable Irrigation corporations within the areas covered by the policy to carry out routine maintenance and emergency works without the need for development consent.
SEPP: SEPP No. 52 - Farm Dams and Other Works in Land and Water Management Plan Areas

 
Title: SEPP No. 15 - Rural Land-Sharing Communities
Gazetted: 09.04.98
Abstract: Makes multiple occupancy permissible, with council consent, in rural and non-urban zones, subject to a list of criteria in clause 9(1) of the policy. Multiple occupancy is defined as the collective management and sharing of unsubdivided land, facilities and resources. The policy encourages a community-based environmentally-sensitive approach to rural settlement, and enables the pooling of resources to develop opportunities for communal rural living. SEPP 15 Guide provides guidance to intending applicants.
SEPP: SEPP No. 15 - Rural Land-Sharing Communities

 
Title: SEPP No. 5 - Housing for Older People or People with Disability
Gazetted: 02.01.98
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP (Seniors Living) 2004 gazetted 31.3.04. Note the name of this policy was changed to SEPP (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 effective 12.10.07
SEPP: SEPP No. 5 - Housing for Older People or People with Disability
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP No. 50 - Canal Estates
Gazetted: 10.11.97
Abstract: Bans new canal estates from the date of gazettal, to ensure coastal and aquatic environments are not affected by these developments
SEPP: SEPP No. 50 - Canal Estates

 
Title: SEPP No. 54 - Northside Storage Tunnel
Gazetted: 07.11.97
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 53 - Metropolitan Residential Development
Gazetted: 26.09.97
Repealed: Repealed on 03.06.11

 
Title: SEPP No. 51 - Eastern Distributor
Gazetted: 18.04.97
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 49 - Tourism Accommodation in Private Homes
Gazetted: Draft only

 
Title: SEPP No. 48 - Major Putrescible Land fill Sites
Gazetted: 29.12.95
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 47 - Moore Park Showground
Gazetted: 17.11.95
Abstract: Enables the redevelopment of the Moore Park Showground for film and television studios and film-related entertainment facilities in a manner that is consistent with the Showground's status as an area important to the State and for regional planning. The policy ensures community activities and equestrian uses can continue on parts of the site. It specifies a consultation process, and requires the Minister for Planning, as the consent authority, to consider a range of possible impacts when determining development applications
SEPP: SEPP No. 47 - Moore Park Showground

 
Title: SEPP No. 46 - Protection and Management of Native Vegetation
Gazetted: 10.08.95
Repealed: Repealed by the Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997 proclaimed in gazette 19.12.97 (to take effect 1.1.98)

 
Title: SEPP No. 45 - Permissibility of Mining
Gazetted: 04.08.95
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries)%2B2007%2Bgazetted 16 February 2007

 
Title: SEPP No. 44 - Koala Habitat Protection
Gazetted: 06.01.95
Abstract: Encourages the conservation and management of natural vegetation areas that provide habitat for koalas to ensure permanent free-living populations will be maintained over their present range. The policy applies to 107 local government areas. Local councils cannot approve development in an area affected by the policy without an investigation of core koala habitat. The policy provides the state-wide approach needed to enable appropriate development to continue, while ensuring there is ongoing protection of koalas and their habitat
SEPP: SEPP No. 44 - Koala Habitat Protection

 
Title: SEPP No. 43 - New Southern Railway
Gazetted: 04.11.94
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 42 - Multiple Occupancy and Rural Land (Repeal)
Gazetted: 21.10.94
Repealed: Repeals the original SEPP No. 15 gazetted 22.1.88 Repealed by SEPP 15 gazetted 94.98

 
Title: SEPP No. 41 - Casino/Entertainment Complex
Gazetted: 22.09.94
Abstract: Permits development for the purpose of a casino/entertainment complex or complimentary development on the land to which the policy applies
Repealed: Repealed by Sydney LEP 2012 (628) gazetted 14.12.2012
SEPP: SEPP No. 41 - Casino/Entertainment Complex

 
Title: SEPP No. 40 - Sewerage Works
Gazetted: Did not proceed

 
Title: SEPP No. 39 - Spit Island Bird Habitat
Gazetted: 09.09.94
Abstract: Enables a bird habitat at Spit Island at Towra Point, Kurnell to be created and protected without the need for development consent. Such work is still subject to Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The wading birds for which the nesting habitat is to be created are covered by international agreements. It is needed as the construction of the third runway at Sydney Airport substantially reduced the habitat for Little Terns, an endangered species, as well as several other species of migratory wading birds
SEPP: SEPP No. 39 - Spit Island Bird Habitat

 
Title: SEPP No. 38 - Olympic Games and Related Development Proposals
Gazetted: 05.11.93
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP - Major Projects. Refer to SEPP (Major Development) 2005

 
Title: SEPP No. 35 - Maintenance Dredging of Tidal Waterways
Gazetted: 24.09.93
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 36 - Manufactured Home Estates
Gazetted: 16.07.93
Abstract: Helps establish well-designed and properly serviced manufactured home estates (MHEs) in suitable locations. Affordability and security of tenure for residents are important aspects. The policy applies to Gosford, Wyong and all local government areas outside the Sydney Region. To enable the immediate development of estates, the policy allows MHEs to be located on certain land where caravan parks are permitted. There are however, criteria that a proposal must satisfy before the local council can approved development. The policy also permits, with consent, the subdivision of estates either by community title or by leases of up to 20 years. A section 117 direction issued in conjunction with the policy guides councils in preparing local environmental plans for MHEs, enabling them to be excluded from the policy
SEPP: SEPP No. 36 - Manufactured Home Estates

 
Title: SEPP No. 37 - Continued Mines and Extractive Industries
Gazetted: 18.06.93
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries)%2B2007%2Bgazetted 16 February 2007

 
Title: SEPP No. 34 - Major Employment Generating Industrial Development
Gazetted: 26.03.93
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP (Major Projects) 2005. Refer to SEPP (Major Development) 2005

 
Title: SEPP No. 21 - Caravan Parks
Gazetted: 24.04.92
Abstract: Ensures that where caravan parks or camping grounds are permitted under an environmental planning instrument, movable dwellings, as defined in the Local Government Act 1993, are also permitted. The specific kinds of movable dwellings allowed under the Local Government Act in caravan parks and camping grounds are subject to the provisions of the Caravan Parks Regulation. The policy ensures that development consent is required for new caravan parks and camping grounds and for additional long-term sites in existing caravan parks. It also enables, with the council's consent, long-term sites in caravan parks to be subdivided by leases of up to 20 years
SEPP: SEPP No. 21 - Caravan Parks

 
Title: SEPP No. 33 - Hazardous and Offensive Development
Gazetted: 13.03.92
Abstract: Provides new definitions for 'hazardous industry', 'hazardous storage establishment', 'offensive industry' and 'offensive storage establishment'. The definitions apply to all planning instruments, existing and future. The new definitions enable decisions to approve or refuse a development to be based on the merit of proposal. The consent authority must careful consider the specifics the case, the location and the way in which the proposed activity is to be carried out. The policy also requires specified matters to be considered for proposals that are 'potentially hazardous' or 'potentially offensive' as defined in the policy. For example, any application to carry out a potentially hazardous or potentially offensive development is to be advertised for public comment, and applications to carry out potentially hazardous development must be supported by a preliminary hazard analysis (PHA). The policy does not change the role of councils as consent authorities, land zoning, or the designated development provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
SEPP: SEPP No. 33 - Hazardous and Offensive Development

 
Title: SEPP No. 32 - Urban Consolidation (Redevelopment of Urban Land)
Gazetted: 15.11.91
Abstract: States the Government's intention to ensure that urban consolidation objectives are met in all urban areas throughout the State. The policy focuses on the redevelopment of urban land that is no longer required for the purpose it is currently zoned or used, and encourages local councils to pursue their own urban consolidation strategies to help implement the aims and objectives of the policy. Councils will continue to be responsible for the majority of rezonings. The policy sets out guidelines for the Minister to follow when considering whether to initiate a regional environmental plan (REP) to make particular sites available for consolidated urban redevelopment. Where a site is rezoned by an REP, the Minister will be the consent authority.
SEPP: SEPP No. 32 - Urban Consolidation (Redevelopment of Urban Land)

 
Title: SEPP No. 31 - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
Gazetted: 07.09.90
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 30 - Intensive Agriculture
Gazetted: 08.12.89
Abstract: Requires development consent for cattle feedlots having a capacity of 50 or more cattle or piggeries having a capacity of 200 or more pigs. The policy sets out information and public notification requirements to ensure there are effective planning control over this export-driven rural industry. The policy does not alter if, and where, such development is permitted, or the functions of the consent authority.
SEPP: SEPP No. 30 - Intensive Agriculture

 
Title: SEPP No. 29 - Western Sydney Recreation Area
Gazetted: 20.10.89
Abstract: Enables development to be carried out for recreational, sporting and cultural purposes within the Western Sydney Recreation Area, including the development of a recreation area of State significance.
SEPP: SEPP No. 29 - Western Sydney Recreation Area

 
Title: SEPP No. 28 - Town Houses and Villa Houses
Gazetted: 29.09.89
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP No. 25 (Amendment No. 4) gazetted 19.5.95

 
Title: State Environmental Planning Policy (Kurnell Peninsula) 1989
Gazetted: 30.06.1989
Abstract: The general aims and objectives of this Policy are to conserve the natural environment of the Kurnell Peninsula and ensure that development is managed having regard to the environmental, cultural and economic significance of the area to the nation, State, region and locality. To apply environmental performance criteria which will ensure that the environment is not adversely affected by development. To promote, encourage and facilitate opportunities for commercial, industrial and tourist development consistent with the conservation of the unique ecological and landscape attributes of the Kurnell Peninsula. To ensure that development is co-ordinated to allow the economic and efficient provision of public services and amenities having regard to the environment. To promote the sharing of responsibility for environmental planning on the Kurnell Peninsula between the Council, the Department of Planning, the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, the Department of Industry and Investment and Sydney Water Corporation. To protect, enhance and utilise the tourism, leisure and recreation potential of the Kurnell Peninsula so far as it is consistent with the conservation of its ecological and heritage value.
SEPP: State Environmental Planning Policy (Kurnell Peninsula) 1989
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP No. 27 - Prison Sites
Gazetted: 20.01.89
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 26 - Littoral Rainforests
Gazetted: 05.02.88
Abstract: Protects littoral rainforests, a distinct type of rainforest well suited to harsh salt-laden and drying coastal winds. The policy requires that the likely effects of proposed development be thoroughly considered in an environmental impact statement. The policy applies to 'core' areas of littoral rainforest as well as a 100 metre wide 'buffer' area surrounding these core areas, except for residential land and areas to which SEPP No. 14 - Coastal Wetlands applies. Eighteen local government areas with direct frontage to the Pacific Ocean are affected, from Tweed in the north to Eurobodalla in the south.
SEPP: SEPP No. 26 - Littoral Rainforests

 
Title: SEPP No. 15 - Multiple Occupancy of Rural Land
Gazetted: 22.1.88
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP No. 42 gazetted 21.10.94
SEPP: SEPP No. 15 - Multiple Occupancy of Rural Land

 
Title: SEPP No. 25 - Residential Allotment Sizes
Gazetted: 28.08.87
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP No. 53 gazetted 26.9.97

 
Title: SEPP No. 24 - State Roads
Gazetted: Did not proceed

 
Title: SEPP No. 23
Gazetted: Not allocated

 
Title: SEPP No. 22 - Shops and Commercial Premises
Gazetted: 09.01.87
Abstract: Permits within a business zone, a change of use from one kind of shop to another or one kind of commercial premises to another, even if the change of use is prohibited under an environmental planning instrument. Development consent must be obtained and the consent authority satisfied that the change of use will have no, or only minor, environmental effect
SEPP: SEPP No. 22 - Shops and Commercial Premises

 
Title: SEPP No. 20 - Minimum Standards for Residential Flat Development
Gazetted: 12.12.86
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP No. 53 gazetted 26.09.97

 
Title: SEPP No. 21 - Movable Dwellings
Gazetted: 28.11.86
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP No. 21 gazetted 24.04.92
SEPP: SEPP No. 21 - Movable Dwellings

 
Title: State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989
Gazetted: 21.11.1986
Abstract: The aims and objectives of this Policy are to permit the implementation of the Penrith Lakes Scheme. In particular the Policy aims to provide a development control process establishing environmental and technical matters which must be taken into account in implementing the Penrith Lakes Scheme in order to protect the environment, to identify and protect items of the environmental heritage, to identify land which may be rezoned for urban purposes, and to permit interim development in order to prevent the sterilization of land to which this Policy applies during implementation of the Penrith Lakes Scheme.
SEPP: State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989
Related: Link to planning.nsw.gov.au

 
Title: SEPP No. 19 - Bushland in Urban Areas
Gazetted: 24.10.86
Abstract: Protects and preserves bushland within certain urban areas, as part of the natural heritage or for recreational, educational and scientific purposes. The policy is designed to protect bushland in public open space zones and reservations, and to ensure that bush preservation is given a high priority when local environmental plans for urban development are prepared
SEPP: SEPP No. 19 - Bushland in Urban Areas

 
Title: SEPP No. 18 - Public Housing
Gazetted: Did not proceed

 
Title: SEPP No. 17 - Design of Building in Certain Business Centres
Gazetted: Did not proceed

 
Title: SEPP No. 16 - Tertiary Institutions
Gazetted: 20.12.85
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 12 - Public Housing (Dwelling Houses)
Gazetted: 13.12.85
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP No.53 gazetted 26.09.97

 
Title: SEPP No. 14 - Coastal Wetlands
Gazetted: 12.12.85
Abstract: Ensures coastal wetlands are preserved and protected for environmental and economic reasons. The policy applies to local government areas outside the Sydney metropolitan area that front the Pacific Ocean. The policy identifies over 1300 wetlands of high natural value from Tweed Heads to Broken Bay and from Wollongong to Cape Howe. Land clearing, levee construction, drainage work or filling may only be carried out within these wetlands with the consent of the local council and the agreement of the Director General of the Department and Planning. Such development also requires an environmental impact statement to be lodged with a development application. The policy is continually reviewed. It has, for example, been amended to omit or include areas, clarify the definition of the land to which the policy applies and to allow minimal clearing along boundaries for fencing and surveying
SEPP: SEPP No. 14 - Coastal Wetlands

 
Title: SEPP No. 11 - Traffic Generating Developments
Gazetted: 09.08.85
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 13 - Sydney Heliport
Gazetted: 10.07.85
Repealed: Repealed by Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 26 - City West gazetted 16.10.92

 
Title: SEPP No. 10 - Retention of Low-Cost Rental Accommodation
Gazetted: 06.07.84
Repealed: Repealed by Affordable Rental Housing SEPP gazetted 31.07.09

 
Title: SEPP No. 9 - Group Homes
Gazetted: 07.10.83
Abstract: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 8 - Surplus Public Land
Gazetted: 08.04.83
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 7 - Port Kembla Coal Loader
Gazetted: 10.12.82
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 6 - Number of Storeys in a Building
Gazetted: 10.12.82
Abstract: Sets out a method for determining the number of storeys in a building, to prevent possible confusion arising from the interpretation of various environmental planning instruments
SEPP: SEPP No. 6 - Number of Storeys in a Building

 
Title: SEPP No. 4 - Development without Consent and Miscellaneous Complying Development
Abstract: Previously titled SEPP No. 4 - Development without Consent. This policy allows relatively simple or minor changes of land or building use and certain types of development without the need for formal development applications. The types of development covered in the policy are outlined in the policy
SEPP: SEPP No. 4 - Development without Consent and Miscellaneous Complying Development
Amended: Previously known as SEPP No. 4 -Development Without Consent

 
Title: SEPP No. 3 - Castlereagh Liquid Waste Disposal Depot
Gazetted: 19.06.81
Repealed: Repealed by Infrastructure SEPP gazetted 21.12.07

 
Title: SEPP No. 2 - Minimum Standards for Residential Flat Development
Gazetted: 13.02.81
Repealed: Repealed by SEPP No. 20 gazetted 12.12.86

 
Title: SEPP No. 1 - Development Standards
Gazetted: 17.10.80
Abstract: Makes development standards more flexible. It allows councils to approve a development proposal that does not comply with a set standard where this can be shown to be unreasonable or unnecessary.
SEPP: SEPP No. 1 - Development Standards