We're regularly updating this information about changes to policies and legislation planning response to COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions for proponents and councils on construction hours and essential fire safety
Read more about the extension of construction hours and essential requirements for fire safety.Read about the changes
Changes to notifications including newspaper advertising and online hearings
Exhibition requirements for development applications, state-significant development applications and other planning matters.Read about the changes
Changes to support businesses and landowners
Legislative changes including lapsing of development consents; deferred development consents; merit appeal periods; existing and continuing use rightsRead about the changes
Flexibility for restaurants, food trucks and 'dark kitchens'
Information about the Ministerial Orders related to food trucks, restaurants and dark kitchens.Read about the changes
Clarifying the meaning of physically commenced works the meaning of physically commenced works
Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 will provide greater certainty to landowners, developers and the community about development that has been ‘physically commenced’.Read about the amendments