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October 2019

Abbie Galvin appointed NSW Government Architect, WILD PLAY garden re-opens, Planning Connects series 3 is here and more.
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September 2019

First Darkinjung proposal is ready for assessment, the winners of the Dark Sky competition, two new dog parks for Western Sydney and more.
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August 2019

New inclusive place to play in Parramatta, join us on a tour of Earth's treasures, the Sustainable Cities webinar series continues and more.
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July 2019

We are now Planning, Industry and Environment, NSW Budget-help with energy bills, resort upgrades for snow season, a new playspace and more.
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June 2019

Sydney's five year housing supply forecast is released, NSW wins big at Planning Awards and more.
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April 2019

Met our new Minister Rob Stokes, view the new Major Projects website and more.
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Dec 2018 - Jan 2019

Community survey on IHAP operations, NSW councils say "Yes" to online DA service and more...

November 2018

Grants for greener and more inclusive open spaces, view the Department’s draft Community Participation Plan and have your say on the proposed F6 Extension Stage 1 proposal.

October 2018

All your energy offers and information in one place, proposed amendments for short-term rental accommodation, meet us in your local area and more...

September 2018

New combustible cladding regulation, clean energy initiatives to reduce power bills, a new interactive compliance map launched and have your say on upcoming projects. 

August 2018

Over 800,000 renters are closer to benefiting from rooftop solar, join our planning webinar series and have your say on Pitt St Metro.

July 2018

Winners from the 2018 Greater Sydney Planning Awards, new planning codes to provide more housing choice and greener streets and how we’re prioritising energy security for NSW.

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June 2018

Greater Sydney Outdoors Survey, NSW Premier announces new focus for the Greater Sydney Commission and last month's Local Character Symposium is explored...
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May 2018

Find out if you are eligible to save on your energy bills and if your local council is included in the Affordable Housing SEPP .
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April 2018

Greater Sydney's getting greener, Codes deliver more houses for NSW and more.
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March 2018

The Department was back at the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show. A Metropolis of Three Cities was announced and more.
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February 2018

Learn more about the updates to the  EP&A Act, NSW leads the way with solar farms and visit us at the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
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January 2018

Planning for great urban spaces, apply for the Clean Energy Knowledge Sharing Initiative, find out about the revamped Planning Portal and more.
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December 2017

What are we doing to create a greener NSW? Also, find out how you can beat the heat over summer.
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November 2017

Sydney is growing, so what are we doing to prepare for the future? The EP&A Act is updated and the Planner of the Year award goes to…
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October 2017

We’ve won a Green Globe Award, plus find out how New South Wales will look in 20 years time.
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September 2017

In this month's newsletter we’re talking about population trends, plans for more schools, energy affordability and more.
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August 2017

This month we're exploring why New South Wales' population is becoming more diverse.
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July 2017

Find out what the 2016 Census revealed about housing in NSW and more.
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June 2017

Find out how the NSW Government is making housing affordable for first home buyers and more.
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May 2017

Find out what can Sydney learn from Auckland and more.
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April 2017

The winners of the Missing Middle Design Competition were announced...

March 2017

The Department was at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show and more...

February 2017

Meet the Department's MP, Anthony Roberts and more.

December 2016

Good design is sustainable, functional, socially beneficial and most of all it is future proof.

November 2016

In November, we were searching for the missing middle.

October 2016

We have released a new design guide that will help make it easier to build well –designed low rise, medium density homes across NSW.
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