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The Sydney Football Stadium redevelopment project is classified as a State Significant Development (SSD).


The planning process for SSD is as follows:

  • the Department issues the Planning Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs), which set out the details the applicant must address in their application,
  • the applicant (iNSW) prepares an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS),
  • the Department places the EIS on public exhibition for formal submissions from the community, councils and other government agencies,
  • the Department collates all submissions received during public exhibition and may undertake targeted consultation to further understand key issues raised,
  • the Department will request the applicant to respond to the feedback received,
  • the applicant submits the Response to Submissions (RtS) report,
  • the Department will consider the application and RtS, along with all feedback received from the community, other government agencies and councils, as part of our assessment process,
  • the Department makes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning for determination.


The Department will consider the following when assessing SSD applications:

  • existing strategic plans and policies (including State, regional and local)
  • feedback and comments from the relevant local council(s)
  • specialised and technical input and advice received from Federal and State Government agencies
  • public submissions received during the exhibition
  • the public interest.


Page last updated: 11/01/2019