The NSW Government is committed to building sustainable and hazard-resilient communities through smart land use planning.
The department has developed a draft statewide Natural Hazards package that encourages councils to consider natural hazard risk in strategic land use planning.
Together with building regulation and emergency management, smart planning can increase community wellbeing and build our resilience to natural hazards.
The Natural Hazards package includes:
The guide is intended to inform the preparation of regional, district and local strategic plans, planning proposals and other strategic planning activities, and:
The guide is supported by a toolkit of resources to help plan-making authorities find relevant natural hazard data, risk management information, other guidance, case studies, standards and tools.
We welcome your feedback on the Natural Hazards package from 28 April 2021 until 8 June 2021.
Please submit your feedback using the online submission form on our Planning Portal.
Alternatively, if you cannot lodge your submission online, you may post a written submission to:
Attention: Director, Environment Policy
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Locked Bag 5022, Parramatta NSW 2124
If you have any questions about this project, please email the team.
Page last updated: 29/04/2021