State Environmental Planning Policy (Transport and Infrastructure) 2021 (Transport and Infrastructure SEPP) benefits communities by providing a more efficient planning framework for infrastructure in NSW.
The Transport and Infrastructure SEPP was introduced in 2021 as part of the department’s consolidation of state environmental planning policies. The Transport and Infrastructure SEPP consolidates and repeals:
- SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007 (Infrastructure SEPP)
- SEPP (Educational Establishments and Childcare Facilities) 2017 (Education and Childcare SEPP)
- SEPP (Major Infrastructure Corridors) 2020 (Corridor SEPP)
- SEPP (Three Ports) 2013 (Three Ports SEPP).
The Transport and Infrastructure SEPP sets out the planning rules and controls for infrastructure, including:
- Chapter 2 Infrastructure (e.g. essential services such as hospitals, roads, water supply, telecommunications and electricity networks)
- Chapter 3 Educational establishments and child care facilities (e.g. schools, child care centres, and TAFEs)
- Chapter 4 Major infrastructure corridors
- Chapter 5 Three ports—Port Botany, Port Kembla and Port of Newcastle
- Chapter 6 Moorebank Freight Intermodal Precinct.
Maps relating to the Transport and Infrastructure SEPP can be viewed on the Planning Portal.
- Planning circular (PS 21-029) – Development adjacent to land in a pipeline corridor (2 December 2021) (PDF, 246 KB)
- Planning circular (PS 21-018) – Development near rail corridors and busy roads – interim guideline (2 December 2021) (PDF, 296 KB)
- Development near rail corridors and busy roads: interim guideline (PDF, 4.4 MB) (gazetted 19 December 2008) – this guideline assists in the planning, design and assessment of development in, or adjacent to, rail corridors and busy roads.
- LEP practice note (PN10-001) – Zoning for Infrastructure in LEPs (14 December 2010) (PDF, 299 KB)
- Online Site Compatibility Certificates
- NSW Telecommunications Facilities Guideline, Including Broadband – October 2022 (PDF, 1.1 MB) provides further detail about the types of telecommunications infrastructure that can be classified as exempt or complying development and the requirements and development standards that must be met for each facility type.