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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.

 

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Draft Solar guideline

Draft Solar guideline
The NSW Government supports the sustainable development of a solar industry and is establishing greater consistency and transparency in regulation and assessment of solar developments.
Read the Draft Solar guideline
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Environmental Impact Assessment Improvement Project

Environmental Impact Assessment Improvement Project
The Department of Planning and Environment is reviewing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for State significant projects in NSW to identify areas for improvement.
Read more about the EIA project
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EP&A Regulation review

EP&A Regulation review
The Department has recently commenced a review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation). Read about the EP&A Regulation review
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Legislative amendment for concept proposals

Legislative amendment for concept proposals
Read the submissions and the proposed changes
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Exhibition of draft Community Participation Plan

Exhibition of draft community participation plan
The Department of Planning and Environment is committed to enhancing community participation in the planning system. Have your say on our draft community participation plan.

Read about the draft Plan
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Mine Rehabilitation Discussion Paper

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.
Review the Discussion paper
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Protection of Western Sydney Transport Corridors

Protection of Western Sydney Transport Corridors
Transport for NSW has recommended four corridors of land for future transport infrastructure in Western Sydney. The Department is currently seeking feedback on a Discussion Paper on the proposed State Environmental Planning Policy to protect these corridors.

Read more about the Protection of Western Sydney Transport Corridors.
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Remediation of Land State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)

Remediation of Land State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)
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.
Read more about the Remediation of Land SEPP
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Short–term rental accommodation

Short–term holiday letting

Short–term holiday letting, relates to the renting of the whole or part of a private home by its owner to a visitor on a commercial basis.

Read more about Short–term holiday letting
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Social Impact Assessment

Social Impact Assessment
The Department is exploring ways to strengthen the quality and consistency of social impact assessments of State significant projects. The Department has developed a 'Social impact assessment guideline for State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry development'.
Read about the Social Impact Assessment guideline