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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.

Our Minister

Find out more about the NSW Minister for Planning, the Honourable Robert Stokes MP.

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.

Agency guide

Find out more about our department's specialists in urban and regional planning, water, government property and social housing, environment, energy and science, and Aboriginal heritage and land use.

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.

Departmental events

Find out more about the Department’s commitment to creating a strong and vibrant NSW, we want to hear what your community values in your area.


Find out more information about the department's Better Regulations Statement and budget initiatives.

Government Architect NSW

The Government Architect NSW (GANSW) provides strategic design leadership in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.

Heritage Stoneworks

Heritage Stoneworks manages heritage building projects and collaborates on the Minister’s Stonework Program


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.

Right to Information

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009  we are committed to improving openness, transparency and ease of access to our information. 

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.