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The NSW Government has introduced a suite of reforms to deliver a timely, certain and transparent planning system for NSW. 

 

Work is underway to slash assessment time frames, reduce red-tape, eliminate double-handling and fast-track projects that deliver great public benefits the people of NSW. 

 

The Planning System will continue to be a key lever for the NSW Government as we respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on reforms that accelerate the delivery of projects that create jobs and keep the economy moving.

Timeline of 2020 reforms

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Workers on a scaffolding in Bondi. Bondi, Sydney, NSW.

Planning Reform Action Plan

Planning Reform Action Plan

Find out more about how we're building a better future for the state with a better planning system.

Read about the future reforms
Apartment construction in in Wollongong NSW.

Planning Delivery Unit

Planning Delivery Unit

A new team to help unblock planning projects stuck in the system.

Learn about the Planning Delivery Unit
Construction site, Sydney, New South Wales.

Planning System Acceleration Program

Planning System Acceleration Program

We’ve brought forward immediate reforms to the planning system to support productivity, investment and jobs during COVID-19.

Learn about the reforms
Parklands in residential area at Gledswood Hills, South-West Sydney NSW. Photo by: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment / Adam Hollingworth

NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program

NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program

$250 million will be made available to eligible councils to accelerate development applications and rezonings, meet local demand for housing and employment and deliver a lasting legacy of safe, quality open and public space.

Find out about the program