NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Planning System Acceleration Program

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

The foundations we’re building with these reforms mean that the planning system can continue to play a vital role in supporting the State’s economy for years to come.

What does the program deliver?

  • Fast-tracking assessments of State Significant Developments, development applications (DAs) and rezoning, with more decisions to be made by the Minister if necessary.
  • Supporting councils and planning panels to fast-track locally and regionally significant DAs.
  • Investing $75.9 million to co-fund new community infrastructure in north west Sydney including roads, drainage and public parks to unlock plans for the construction of thousands of new houses.

This package of measures is designed to provide immediate support to the industry in managing the unfolding health crisis and also lay foundations for further reform and economic recovery.

Find out what else we're doing for COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.