NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Plans for your area

Creating connected, resilient and thriving communities.

To meet the needs of a growing and changing population, 'A Metropolis of Three Cities – the Greater Sydney Region Plan' vision seeks to transform Greater Sydney into a metropolis of three cities, with great open space places, greater housing choice, shorter commutes and world class job opportunities.

The Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan 2036 is the first Metropolitan Plan prepared outside a capital city in Australia. The Plan facilitates greater collaboration between state and local government and provides the framework for the coordination of land use and infrastructure as Greater Newcastle grows over the next 20 years.

The funding and delivery of infrastructure forms a key part of planning for local communities. Providing the correct infrastructure in the right place at the right time supports the continued delivery of new homes and jobs throughout New South Wales.

We develop regional plans across NSW to help support our future community needs. These include plans for homes, jobs, community infrastructure and a healthy environment.

Search and find the precincts from spatial map.

Planning for local communities provides opportunities for new homes, jobs, community services and open spaces.

Helping Greater Sydney Councils develop local housing strategies to realise their housing supply goals.

The Technical Assurance Panel is a new way for state agencies, councils and landowners to work together to undertake strategic investigations for precincts.

Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for local government areas. They do this through zoning and development controls, which provide a framework for the way land can be used. LEPs are the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and also ensure local development is done appropriately.

Special Activation Precincts are a new way of planning and delivering industrial and commercial infrastructure projects in dedicated areas in region NSW, by bringing together planning and investment support services.

The following State Significant Precincts (SSPs) are areas with state or regional planning significance because of their social, economic or environmental characteristics.

Draft Urban Design for Regional NSW – A guide for creating healthy built environments in regional NSW has been prepared specifically for regional NSW.