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We're regularly updating this information about changes to policies and legislation planning response to COVID-19.

 

This includes:

  • Frequently asked questions for proponents and councils on construction hours and essential fire safety
  • Changes to notifications including newspaper advertising and online hearings
  • Changes to support businesses and landowners
  • Flexibility for restaurants, food trucks and 'dark kitchens'
  • Clarifying the meaning of physically commenced works
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Frequently asked questions for proponents and councils on construction hours and essential fire safety

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.

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Changes to notifications including newspaper advertising and online hearings

Changes to notifications including newspaper advertising and online hearings

Exhibition requirements for development applications, state-significant development applications and other planning matters.

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Changes to support businesses and landowners

Changes to support businesses and landowners

Legislative changes including lapsing of development consents; deferred development consents; merit appeal periods; existing and continuing use rights

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Flexibility for restaurants, food trucks and 'dark kitchens'

Flexibility for restaurants, food trucks and 'dark kitchens'

Information about the Ministerial Orders related to food trucks, restaurants and dark kitchens.

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Clarifying the meaning of physically commenced works

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