Skip to main content
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Share:

Stakeholders and the community

We are committed to open consultation with stakeholders and the community. Our stakeholders include local government, state and federal government agencies, industry, peak organisations and community groups.


We also offer opportunities for members of the public to share your feedback on our exhibitions.


When are we required to consult?

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the Department is required to consult about certain decisions.


We consult with:

  • local councils about proposed new Local Environment Plans
  • public authorities about environmental assessment requirements for major projects
  • the community about environmental assessments of major projects which have been submitted to the Department.


What do we consult on?

We also exhibit all public consultations on our website’s Community consultation page, and publicise them on major and relevant local newspapers.


The Department also exhibits other developments, draft policies and plans.


How you can have your say

You can have your say on exhibitions open for consultation. Simply go to our Community consultation page to view our current exhibitions.


The Department also runs forums and workshops with industry and stakeholders, to see your views on various initiatives.


You can also write directly to the Secretary, with suggestions or to raise issues. You can also send an email to:, or write a letter to:


NSW Department of Planning and Environment

GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001

Tel: 1300 305 695

Page last updated: 08/09/2020