NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Assess and regulate

We develop smart policy and assess the state’s most significant infrastructure projects.

The process for assessing and deciding developments is known as Development Assessment. Get information on how the development assessment process relates to your proposal here.

The department has an important role in assessing and determining proposals for major development in NSW to ensure the need for new jobs is balanced with the needs of the community and environment.

The Compliance Team works with communities across NSW to ensure projects such as mines, industrial sites, major developments and infrastructure meet the strict conditions included in their approvals.