Thousands of homes, businesses and communities across the state have been impacted by the recent devastating natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. The NSW Government is making planning rules easier for people so they can rebuild and work with councils and state agencies to support the recovery.
Initiatives to facilitate rebuilding
A number of planning initiatives have been introduced to support families, businesses and communities across the state to rebuild and recover following natural disasters.
See below for further information, including on returning to your property, cleaning up and rebuilding your home.
The planning system currently provides options that may assist businesses to continue to operate where premises have been damaged by bushfires.
Information about approvals needed to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged by natural disasters.
Information about approvals needed to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the natural disasters.
The following information explains the exempt provisions for outbuildings in rural areas.
Information for homeowners and businesses to understand what approvals may be required to rebuild.
Certain demolition, repair works, and the use of storage containers will be allowed without council approval.
Guidance for residents who want to construct a secondary dwelling while construction of the main house is underway.
Changes have been made to assist in the provision of emergency accommodation.
We’ve developed ‘Your guide to the Development Application process – Small housing development’, so the pathway to building your home can be faster and easier.
Program helping under-resourced regional councils to assess more Development Applications quickly to increase the supply of new homes.
The NSW Government is committed to future-proofing our planning system and helping our communities recover and rebuild from the impacts of natural disasters.