The NSW Premier has set a target of 90 per cent of housing approvals determined within 40 days by 2019. Housing approvals are approvals for new dwellings (not replacement dwellings) and new secondary dwellings (dual occupancies and granny flats).
The Department’s fact sheet defines categories of development, clarifies what development approvals are included in the calculation of Premier’s target and how it is calculated.
Councils determine the majority of housing applications and have responsibility for many processes and practices during development assessment. The Premier’s target will only be met through councils taking actions to deliver more timely assessments.
Councils are experts in development assessment and are aware of barriers to delivering faster housing approvals. Councils should work with the Department to identify and remove those impediments.
Please click here for more information on the faster housing approvals target and the Premier’s priority, ‘Making Housing More Affordable.
Page last updated: 13/06/2019