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The Department welcomes feedback from the community, government agencies and all other stakeholders during the public exhibition period for all major projects. Your feedback helps us better understand the views of the community, which informs our assessment of the project.


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New Major Projects website

The Department has recently released a significant upgrade to our Major Projects website, including a great range of features to help make it easier to stay informed and do business with us. 

Projects are currently being migrated to the new website and during this time you may need to look on both websites to find the project you are interested in. 

New features:

  • Quickly see all State significant projects in your area using map-based search. 
  • A range of new guidance to help make it easy to know how to get things done. 
  • Sign-up and sign-in to see your own personal dashboard. 
  • Subscribe and receive automatic email notifications on a project’s progress. 

View a short video on the features of the new website.

View the new Major Projects website 

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Calderwood Urban Development

Calderwood Urban Development Concept Plan – Modification 4

Lendlease Communities, have submitted a request to modify the Calderwood concept plan, seeking approval for additional housing supply.

Read about the Calderwood UDC plan – Modification 4
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Cockle Bay

Cockle Bay

Amended proposed concept plans for Cockle Bay have been lodged with the Department and include a new retail shops, bars and restaurants, along with a commercial office tower up to 195m in height.

Read about the amended plans
Artist impression of Coffs Harbour Bypass proposed Coramba Road interchange. Image source: Roads and Maritime Services.

Coffs Harbour Bypass

Coffs Harbour Bypass

The Australian and NSW governments are funding the Coffs Harbour Bypass which will provide a 14-kilometre bypass of the Coffs Harbour urban area.

Read about the bypass
Artist impression of Eastlakes shopping centre.

Eastlakes Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Eastlakes Shopping Centre Redevelopment

The Eastlakes Shopping Centre redevelopment was approved in September 2013. Changes to the approved development’s southern site were also approved in June 2020.

Read about the project
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Eastern Creek Energy from Waste

Eastern Creek Energy from Waste
An Energy from Waste facility uses thermal technology to convert waste that would otherwise go to landfill into steam, which drives turbines to generate electricity.
Read about the Eastern Creek Energy from Waste project
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Harbourside Shopping Centre Development

Harbourside Shopping Centre Development
In 2016 the Department received concept plans for the Harbourside Shopping Centre. The plans include a new retail shopping centre, residential apartment tower, and improvements to the public domain.
Read about the Harbourside Shopping Centre Development
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Hunters Hill Remediation

Hunters Hill Remediation

The Hunters Hill remediation project relates to three Government owned properties at 7-11 Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill.

Read more about the Hunters Hill Remediation project
Freight train, Inland Rail. Photo by Australian Rail Track Corporation

Inland Rail

Inland Rail

The Inland Rail is a freight rail line connection between Melbourne and Brisbane. The route will be approximately 1700km in length and include over 1000km of major upgrades and enhancements and 600km of new track via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Read about the Inland Rail projects
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Ivanhoe Estate

Ivanhoe Estate

Ivanhoe Estate is the first major project proposed under the Future Directions policy and Communities Plus program. The concept and Stage 1 works applications for the redevelopment of Ivanhoe Estate have now been approved.

Read more about Ivanhoe Estate
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Kings Forest

Kings Forest – Modification 4
Project 28 Pty Ltd lodged a request to modify planning approval previously granted for the Kings Forest Stage 1 project. The modification request sought approval for a revised Koala Plan of Management (KPOM).

Read more about Kings Forest
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M6 (F6) Stage 1 Motorway

M6 (F6) Stage 1 Motorway

The M6 Motorway (previously F6 Extension) program of works is a proposed multi-lane road link extending from the New M5 Motorway at Arncliffe to the Princes Highway at Loftus. The Stage 1 Application was approved in December 2019.

Read more about the project
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North Byron Parklands Cultural Events Site

North Byron Parklands Cultural Events Site
Billinudgel Property has lodged a State significant development application for the permanent use of the North Byron Parklands site.
Read more about the North Byron Parklands Cultural Events Site
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The Northern Road upgrade

The Northern Road upgrade

The Department has assessed The Northern Road upgrade, a program of works to upgrade 34 kilometres of The Northern Road, between Narellan and Penrith.

Read about The Northern Road upgrade
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Parramatta Light Rail - Stage 1

Parramatta Light Rail - Stage 1

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Parramatta Light Rail – Stage 1 has been received by the Department of Planning and Environment.

Read about stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail
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The Pemulwuy Project

The Pemulwuy Project

In June 2009, the Aboriginal Housing Company received concept approval from the Department for a development in Redfern. The Aboriginal Housing Company named the development the Pemulwuy Project.

View The Pemulwuy Project
Mother dropping daughter off to school in Homebush, Inner West Sydney, NSW. Photo by: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment / Adam Hollingworth

School infrastructure

School infrastructure

In 2017 the State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) was introduced with provisions that apply to school State Significant Development applications.

Find out more about school infrastructure projects
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Shell Cove Boat Harbour Precinct Concept Plan Modification

Shell Cove Boat Harbour Precinct Concept Plan (Modification)

In August 2017, Frasers Property Australia lodged a modification application to the Concept Plan Approval for the Shell Cove Boat Harbour Precinct.

More about the modification
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Snowy 2.0

Snowy 2.0

The Snowy 2.0 and Transmission Project is a proposed expansion of the generating capacity of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

Read more about Snowy 2.0
Artist impression of New Sydney Fish Market.

Sydney Fish Market

New Sydney Fish Market

Two State Significant Development applications for the new Sydney Fish Market were approved in June 2020.

Read about the project
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Sydney Football Stadium

Sydney Football Stadium

The Sydney Football Stadium is being redeveloped on the site of the original stadium at Moore Park Sydney.

Find out more
Artist impression of Central Station. Source: Sydney Metro.

Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro project

Sydney Metro is a new standalone railway which will include 39 metro stations and more than 90km of new metro rail, from Rouse Hill to Bankstown through Sydney’s CBD and from Westmead to Sydney’s CBD.

Find out about the Sydney Metro project
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Sydney Modern – Art Gallery of NSW

Sydney Modern – Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW has unveiled plans to transform the Gallery through a major expansion. The working title for the project is ‘Sydney Modern'.

View more about the Art Gallery of NSW - Sydney Modern
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Tweed Valley Hospital

Tweed Valley Hospital

The new major referral hospital will be constructed on a greenfield site in the Tweed-Byron region. Two State significant development applications for the concept and Stage 1 works as well as Stage 2 main works for construction and operation have now been approved.

Read about the project
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WestConnex M4 M5

WestConnex M4 M5

WestConnex is a 33 kilometre tolled motorway linking Sydney’s west and south west with Sydney Airport and Port Botany via the St Peters interchange.

View the WestConnex M4 M5 project