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NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
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Our work

We are here to serve the people of New South Wales by developing well-connected communities, preserving our environment, supporting our industries and contributing to a strong economy. Find out more about how we work.

Statement of business ethics

This statement provides guidance to commercial business partners of the Department about the behaviours expected of them when doing business with us. Compliance with this statement is expected of our employees and our business partners.

Our programs

Our department is developing programs to get the best social, environmental and economic outcomes for the people of New South Wales.

Annual Report and Corporate Plan

Find out more about the Department's corporate publications, which are designed and produced to keep the community informed.


Do you want to contribute to making NSW a better place to live and work? View all our current job vacancies here.


Policy documents guide our decisions, actions and procedures. The Department makes available on request any of its policies that affect or are likely to affect members of the public.

Sydney Metropolitan Water

The Water and Utilities Branch leads strategic water policy and planning for Sydney to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits that support more liveable communities.

NSW Planning Portal

The NSW Planning Portal provides access to information to help you prepare, lodge and track development applications.

Office of Strategic Lands

The Office of Strategic Lands performs a key role in supporting government’s strategic planning in the Greater Sydney Region, particularly for open space and land for public purposes.