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Inspections and enforcements

Use the map below to view the location of inspection and enforcement activities we have done during your selected timeframe. Note that multiple compliance activities may take place at the same site at the same time.


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Record of compliance activities – July 2023 to June 2024

Compliance monitoring activities2023/2024 total
Inspections and surveillance carried out72
Investigations completed73
Review of compliance documentation356
Subtotal compliance monitoring501
Enforcement activities2023/2024 total
Official cautions issued1
Orders impose0
Enforceable undertaking1
Penalty notices1

Enforceable undertakings

Under section 9.5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the department Secretary accepts enforceable undertakings on behalf of the department and councils.

The Secretary has accepted the following enforceable undertakings since 1 March 2018.

For more information, see the Enforceable Undertakings Guideline (PDF, 245 KB).

Compliance audits and audit reports

Our Compliance team runs audits and other programs throughout the year. We report monthly on our activities as part of our commitment to transparency.

Details of our recent audits and reports are listed below.

Renewable energy

Renewable energy inspection program

Since January 2020, the department has undertaken 117 inspections of renewable energy projects across NSW to monitor compliance with conditions of approval.

Political donations

The department undertakes regular audits of political donations disclosure statements associated with State Significant Development (SSD) applications.