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    • 24.11.2020
    • Ministerial Media Release

    Red tape slashed to boost productivity

    More than 170 planning rules, policies and guidelines have been ripped up to simplify the planning system, speed up assessments and boost productivity as part of the NSW Government’s agenda to reform the system.

    • 20.11.2020
    • Departmental Media Release

    Changes to speed up health infrastructure delivery

    Proposed changes to planning rules will cut red tape for the construction of NSW Health facilities, to better equip the state when dealing with medical emergencies.

    • 20.11.2020
    • Departmental Media Release

    Education and Childcare SEPP streamlined

    The NSW Government is calling for feedback on proposals set to make it easier to meet demand for childcare and education facilities and streamline planning approval processes for those facilities.

    • 20.11.2020
    • Departmental Media Release

    Community feedback sought on Sirius building proposal in The Rocks

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is calling for community feedback on plans for the Sirius building in Cumberland Street in The Rocks.

    • 18.11.2020
    • Departmental Media Release

    New guideline to help Aboriginal communities better utilise their landholdings

    The NSW Government is making it easier for Aboriginal communities to achieve better social and economic outcomes from their land with the release of the Aboriginal Land State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) Guideline.

    • 17.11.2020
    • Letters to the editor

    Letter to the Sydney Morning Herald regarding City of Ryde Council's affordable housing proposal

    Letter to the Sydney Morning Herald to clarify the Department’s reasons for refusing City of Ryde Council’s affordable housing proposal.

    • 17.11.2020
    • Ministerial Media Release

    Funding boost to give more certainty to planning system

    The NSW Government has committed more than $17 million as part of significant reviews to make the planning system more certain and transparent for industry, and to encourage investment, with an online tool to help calculate infrastructure contributions up front rather than at the end of a project

    • 17.11.2020
    • Ministerial Media Release

    Public spaces to blossom with more funding

    The NSW Government will continue to create better, safer and more public spaces with an extra $54 million over the next two years as part of the 2020-21 NSW Budget.

    • 17.11.2020
    • Ministerial Media Release

    Budget funds to shape better planning system

    The NSW Government has pledged $240 million this financial year and more than $570 million over the next four years to create a more timely, certain and transparent planning system.