As our population grows and our state develops, we have put plans in place to ensure that we protect the natural environment and heritage. In this section, you will find plans about protecting our river and drinking water catchments, as well as information on environmental zoning and sustainability outcomes.
You’ll also find guidelines about live entertainment in venues.
A system for planning for live entertainment was introduced in 2009.Read more about planning for Entertainment
The catchment of the Georges River drains a landmass of nearly 1000 square kilometres, including parts of 14 local government areas.Read more about the Georges River Catchment
The Department has developed a new approach to support farming and protect the environment.See more on the Far North Coast E Zone recommendations
A State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) Koala Habitat Protection now replaces SEPP 44 – Koala Habitat Protection (SEPP 44).Read about the Koala Habitat Protection SEPP
The Sydney Harbour Catchment Regional Environmental Plan 2005 (REP) and Sydney Harbour Foreshores and Waterways Area Development Control Plan 2005 (DCP).Read about the Harbour projects
The SEPP will safe-guard native vegetation in urban areas and land zoned for environmental protection by providing a consistent approach to clearing in NSW.See more on the Vegetation SEPP