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.
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.
The department has established the Horizon projects program to continue to deliver quality assessments across major projects and planning proposals.Read about the projects
Accelerated Infrastructure Fund
This fund provides $75.9 million to support the delivery of community infrastructure in high growth areas of Blacktown and The Hills Local Government Areas in North West Sydney.
This includes funding for councils to deliver local roads, public open space, stormwater infrastructure and community facilities to unlock plans for development of new homes and employment land.
Council Accelerated Assessment Program
We are working with interested councils to develop a Council Accelerated Assessment Program unique to each LGA that will help stimulate local and regional economic activity.Find out more
Major projects and planning proposals are being considered for fast-tracked assessment.
Projects are subject to the same stringent checks, balances and community consultation that ensures transparency, public benefit, and merit-based assessment.
Infrastructure contributions reform
Proposed improvements to the infrastructure contributions system aim to make the system more certain, transparent and efficient.Learn about the reform