Under the existing framework, the repair or rebuild of infrastructure damaged or destroyed by natural disasters is permitted either with development consent, without development consent or as exempt or complying development under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Transport and Infrastructure) 2021.
The Transport and Infrastructure SEPP plays a key role in helping to deliver the NSW Government’s infrastructure works.
It assists private infrastructure providers, local councils and their communities by simplifying the process for building infrastructure such as hospitals, roads, railways, emergency services, water supply and electricity delivery.
The Transport and Infrastructure SEPP deals with the below infrastructure types:
- Air transport facilities
- Correctional centres and correctional complexes
- Data storage
- Electricity generating works or solar energy systems
- Electricity transmission or distribution
- Emergency services facilities and bush fire hazard reduction
- Flood mitigation work
- Health services facilities
- Operational land
- Parks and other public reserves
- Pipelines and pipeline corridors
- Port, wharf or boating facilities
- Public administration buildings and buildings of the Crown
- Research and monitoring stations
- Roads and traffic
- Sewerage systems
- Shooting ranges
- Soil conservation works
- State sport and recreation centres
- Stormwater management systems
- Telecommunications and other communication facilities
- Travelling stock reserves
- Waste or resource management facilities
- Water supply systems
- Waterway or foreshore management activities.
For a full list of what the Transport and Infrastructure SEPP covers please refer to the NSW Legislation website.
Page last updated: 08/11/2022