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News Category: Town Planning

13 Mar 2022

A New Approach to Rezoning in NSW

Key Points: Under the proposed system, DPIE and the Regional Planning Panels will be removed entirely from the process for most rezoning applications; and Gateway determination […]

12 Sep 2021

Holiday Parks: No Longer Just for Holidaymakers

Staying at holiday parks is an integral part of our national travelling behaviour, with research from the Caravan Industry Association of Australia demonstrating that approximately 19 […]

10 Feb 2021

The Five Things You Need to Know About Review of Environmental Factors

In many cases public authorities can undertake development ‘without consent’ or ‘without development consent’.  This means that they do not need a formal development application (DA) […]

28 Sep 2020

Growth in the Hunter: Australia’s Leading Regional Economy

According to the Hunter Regional Plan 2036, the Hunter is the leading regional economy in Australia and is currently home to more than 860,000 people, a […]

6 Jul 2020

The NSW Government Introduces the Planning Delivery Unit

In April 2020, the NSW Government announced plans to fast-track the planning process during the COVID-19 crisis to help keep the economy moving. This included the […]

8 May 2020

What is CPTED? Understanding the Importance of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED is a multidisciplinary approach used to design out crime in the natural and built environment. CPTED has become popular […]

4 May 2020

Another step forward…or is it? The NSW Government announces essential criteria for the Planning System Acceleration Program

These policy changes are driven by the underlying fact that the building and construction industry significantly contributes to the economy and has been flagged by the […]

5 Apr 2020

NSW Government fast-tracks planning process during COVID-19 crisis

The NSW Government has introduced the Planning System Acceleration Program which, as it is rolled out in the coming weeks, will seek to cut red tape […]

1 Aug 2019

Coastal Planning

In conjunction with State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018 which addresses how coastal development must be assessed, the Coastal Management Act 2016 establishes the environmental […]

1 Jul 2019

Understanding the State Significant Development Process

At its core, the State Significant Development (SSD) process enables the assessment of significant projects at the State level, rather than at the local Council level.  […]

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