The NSW Government has introduced a suite of reforms to deliver a better planning system for NSW.
Work is underway to improve assessment time frames, reduce red tape, eliminate double-handling and fast-track projects that deliver great public benefits to the people of NSW.
The planning system will continue to be a key lever for the NSW Government as we respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic with particular focus on reforms that accelerate the delivery of projects that create jobs and keep the economy moving.
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
Planning Delivery Unit
A new team to help unblock planning projects stuck in the system.Learn about the Planning Delivery Unit
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
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
Streets as Shared Spaces
The NSW Government has awarded grants to councils for temporary activation projects that support the community during COVID-19 and also test ideas for more permanent improvements to local streets, paths and public spaces.Read about the projects