The following State environmental planning policies are repealed by cl 4 of the State Environmental Planning Policy Amendment (Repeal of Operational SEPPs) 2019 (659):
The repeal of operational SEPPs commenced on 1 February 2020.
The function of these SEPPs has been transferred to a limited number of older planning instruments that require them.
The review of SEPP 1 and the MCP SEPP was part of the State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) review program. The review is underpinned by the NSW Government's commitment to simplify and modernise the planning system by removing duplicated, redundant and outdated planning controls.
Repealing the SEPPs does not result in substantial policy change, as the purpose is to update some existing older Local Environmental Plans (LEP) and some older SEPPs to include comparable provisions from the Standard Instrument LEP.
Areas covered by the Standard Instrument LEP already have the equivalent measures in place. This means local controls will essentially replace the function of the repealed SEPPs. Both SEPPs apply to lands which have been deferred from the Standard Instrument LEP applying in each local government area and a small number of SEPPs.
The Department is now working with affected councils to manage the transition of planning provisions into their Local Environmental Plans.
SEPPs that rely on SEPP 1 were also proposed to be updated to include the development standard variation provision from the Standard Instrument LEP. After reviewing all feedback received during the consultation process, the Department assessed the proposed changes and amended the repeal package to more effectively streamline the planning system and make it simpler and easier to navigate.
You can see in detail below all SEPPs affected by the repeal of operational SEPPs.
The proposed changes were exhibited from October to December 2017 and all feedback was carefully considered. A summary of submissions is available.
All submissions and exhibited documents including the Explanation of Intended Effect received can be viewed on the Planning Portal.
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Page last updated: 17/06/2020