Changes To Streamlined Code-Based Development Approvals

12/10/2012 9:59 pm

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure is inviting public comment on a range of proposed changes to the streamlined Statewide approvals code.

Since 2008, the NSW Government has supported Statewide streamlined code-based planning approvals. The rules for these types of approvals are set out in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, known as the Codes SEPP.

Code-based planning allows for fast approvals in 10 days or less. This helps home and business owners save time and money.

Feedback is now being sought by the Planning Department on a series of major changes that are proposed to allow a wider range of commercial, retail, industrial and residential development types to be able to obtain code- based approvals.

The changes are proposed to the Codes SEPP and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

These proposed changes are explained further in the fact sheets and other documents provided here.