Environmental assessment policies provide most of the information that gives us a better understanding of important environmental matters related to development assessment and how they should be addressed. These policies and guidelines fall into five key topics:
A number of State environmental planning policies (SEPPs) provide the planning rules for specific environmental matters, and contain particular development controls to protect or manage certain environmental values. All SEPPs are available from the Legislation NSW website.
Some important SEPPs relating to development assessment are:
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