Child care and education infrastructure lays the foundations for our children’s learning from their earliest years through to their adult careers. The NSW Government is committed to providing high quality educational environments that support the learning needs of every student.
As our population grows and our state develops, we are ensuring the natural environment and our heritage are protected. In this section, you will find plans stretching from our parklands to the skies; from our native animals to our vegetation. You’ll also find guidelines about live entertainment in venues.
A number of Hazardous Industry Planning Advisory Papers (HIPAPs) and other guidelines such as Applying SEPP 33 and Multi-level Risk Assessment have been issued by the department to assist stakeholders in implementing an integrated assessment process.
In this section, you will find plans and policies promoting the delivery of high quality apartments, housing for seniors, affordable rental housing and for caravan parks, camping grounds and manufactured homes.
A review program for State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) to deliver a modern planning system is underway. The review is underpinned by the Government’s commitment to simplify the NSW planning system and reduce complexity without reducing the rigour necessary in considering matters of State and regional significance.
The retail sector is an important industry which provides services and jobs. Retail premises not only supports the needs of the community, but the vitality and competitiveness of NSW and Australia. In Australia, the retail sector generates more than $72 billion per year, with NSW contributing more than a third of this at $22.8 billion per year.