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.
A new approach to precinct planning has been developed to provide certainty and a way forward for precincts. This is part of our work to centre the planning system around people, places, public spaces and the environment, putting greater responsibility for planning in the hands of councils and local communities.
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.
It will help achieve the vision set out in the Hunter Regional Plan 2036 for Greater Newcastle to be the leading regional economy in Australia.
Infrastructure improves our quality of life, making our cities and regions better places to live.
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.
Planning for local communities provides opportunities for new homes, jobs, community services and open spaces.
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.