The NSW government is implementing a range of new policy and legislation and some are under review.
Find out what policy and legislation is under review as well as what's new below.
Mine Rehabilitation Discussion Paper
The NSW Government is committed to ensuring major mining projects use best practice rehabilitation so that previously mined land can sustain other uses.
For almost 20 years, the SEPP for the Remediation of Land 'SEPP 55' and the associated 'Managing Contaminated Land Planning Guidelines' have provided the planning framework for the management of contaminated land in NSW.
The department is proposing to simplify the planning process for small business activities and low-impact agricultural development on NSW farms.
The NSW Government is implementing a new regulatory framework for short-term rental accommodation.
Social Impact Assessment
The department has been working to standardise the Social Impact Assessment approach across all State significant projects. A draft Social Impact Assessment Guideline is on exhibition until 27 November 2020.
Review of clause 4.6 of the Standard Instrument LEP
The department is proposing to amend clause 4.6 to introduce a clearer test to assess applications to vary a development standard.