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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.

Record of compliance activities – July 2023 to June 2024

Compliance and enforcement activities2023/2024 total
Inspections and surveillance carried out509
Official cautions issued26
Orders impose3
Enforceable undertaking3
Penalty notices15

April 2024 formal enforcements

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 inspection program

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

Read the Renewable energy inspection program – Frequently asked questions (PDF, 70 KB).

Political donations

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

Read the Political donations audit – Frequently asked questions (PDF, 70 KB).