NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Delegated decisions

The Minister for Planning has delegated his power to make a number of decisions to senior officers of the department.

The department has delegation to make decisions on:

  • state significant development applications, state significant infrastructure applications and other development applications where there are less than 50 unique objections, the local council has not objected and no relevant political donation disclosures have been made
  • applications to modify State significant development, State significant infrastructure and other development applications where no relevant political donation disclosures have been made
  • ‘Gateway’ decisions on local environmental plans (LEPs) – usually to decide whether the LEP can proceed to public exhibition
  • approvals or refusals of LEPs.

Decisions

Decisions on state significant development, state significant infrastructure, other development applications and modification applications, are available on the Major Projects Register.

Decisions on LEPs are available from Planning Proposals Online. For all LEPs that have been formalised, go to the Legislation NSW website.

Development assessment delegations

  • Instrument of Delegation (signed 3 March 2021) (PDF, 6.1 MB) – Minister for Planning – this instrument delegates the Minister's development assessment functions under the EP&A Act 1979 and the EP&A Regulation 2021 to the Department of Planning and Environment.
  • Instrument of Delegation (signed 11 May 2022) (PDF, 386 KB) – Secretary, Department of Planning and Environment – this instrument delegates the Secretary's development assessment functions under the EP&A Act 1979 and the EP&A Regulation 2021 to Department of Planning and Environment staff.

Plan-making delegations

Local environmental plan decision delegations from the Minister dated 17 August 2021 (PDF, 126 KB), and Secretary (PDF, 788 KB).

Page last updated: 06/10/2022