We’ve brought forward immediate reforms to the planning system to support productivity, investment and jobs during COVID-19.
Our plan will cut red tape and fast-track assessment processes to boost the construction pipeline and fast-track new projects. This will create and support construction jobs and allow work to continue wherever possible in line with the best medical advice.
The program will:
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.
Accelerated Infrastructure Fund
This fund provides $70 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
Find out more about major projects and proposals being considered for fast-tracked assessment and the criteria used to inform their selection.
Projects are subject to the same stringent checks, balances and community consultation that ensures transparency, public benefit, and merit-based assessment.