2016 Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Minister Stokes has recently announced that he will be amending the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in the second half of 2016. You can find out more about the Minister’s announcement at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/legislative-updates

In light of the current reform process, NCC has pulled together our NCC Planning Policy 2014 and previous planning work, and identified Key Issues for restoring balance in the NSW Planning System:

  1. NCC Planning Policy (2014)
  1. Community Charter for Good Planning (2014)
  1. Briefing Note - Key Issues for restoring balance in the NSW planning system (Updated May 2016)  

A. Report - Our Environment, Our Communities, Integrating environmental outcomes and community engagement in the NSW Planning System (NCC, TEC, EDO NSW) (2012)

B. Submission to NSW Planning System Review  - Issues Paper  - Planning for Ecologically Sustainable Development – Opportunities for improved environmental outcomes and enhances community involvement in the planning system (NCC, TEC, EDO NSW) (2012)

C. Submission to NSW Planning System Review  - Green Paper  - Planning for a Sustainable Future (NCC, TEC) (2012)

D. Submission to NSW Planning System Review  - White Paper   - Charting a new course: Delivering a planning system that protects the environment and empowers local communities (NCC, TEC) (2013)

E. Briefing Note -  Options for regulatory reforms to the NSW Planning System (July 2014)

For more information contact Cerin Loane, Policy and Research Coordinator, on (02) 9516 1488