NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts today announced he had discontinued the Minister's Planning Principles to ensure focus remained on the government's priority of delivering a pipeline of housing supply.


Mr Roberts said that any principles must help in delivering the government's clear objective for the planning system – boosting the supply of new homes and housing affordability.


"The Premier has given me a very clear priority – delivering more homes and our principles must help me deliver on that priority," Mr Roberts said.


"I've also heard from our stakeholders that the necessary pace of reform due to our swift response to the pandemic has taken a toll.


"I want to work with our stakeholders on ways to boost the supply and affordability so as we do that I have discontinued the Minister's Planning Principles."


The Ministerial Direction giving effect to the Minister's Planning Principles has been revoked.