Some areas have unique qualities that need special planning and development assessment provisions to ensure the level of assessment properly addresses those qualities. There are statutory and non-statutory plans that guide the way these areas are developed and managed.
These plans provide direction for productivity, environmental management, and liveability, and the location of housing, employment, infrastructure and open space. The plans also provide the context for development assessment.
- A Metropolis of Three Cities
- Regional plans
- Strategic Regional Land Use Plans
Statutory policies and plans
A number of State environmental planning policies (SEPPs) provide the planning rules for some areas of the State to protect certain environmental values or promote a particular mix of development types for the area. All SEPPs are available from NSW legislation.
Some important area based SEPPs relating to development assessment are:
- SEPP Coastal Management 2018
- SEPP Kurnell Peninsula 1989 (repealed) superseded by SEPP Precincts – Central River City 2021
- SEPP Sydney Drinking Water Catchment 2011
- SEPP Sydney Region Growth Centres 2006
- SEPP Three Ports 2013
- SEPP Urban Renewal 2010
- SEPP Western Sydney Employment Area 2009
- SEPP Western Sydney Parklands 2009
- SEPP Kosciuszko National Park – Alpine Resorts 2007
- State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989