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NEW consultations & inquiries – updated on 24 February 2021

State Significant Development Modification – Maules Creek Coal Mine

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a modification, which seeks to extend the Northern Emplacement footprint and increase the maximum height of a section of the Northern Emplacement by 1 metre, incorporating macro and micro relief.
Public comment closes on 3 March 2021 >>

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State Significant Development Modification – Westpark Warehouse Facility

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a modification, which seeks to amend the approved classes and quantities of dangerous goods to be stored in the existing Dangerous Goods Warehouse and Distribution Facility.
Public comment closes on 11 March 2021 >>

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State Significant Development – Oakdale West Estate

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed construction, fit out and operation of warehouses 2A, 2C and 2D with associated offices, car parking and hardstand, landscaping and signage.
Public comment closes on 17 March 2021 >>

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Draft NSW Water Strategy

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on the draft NSW Water Strategy.
Public comment closes on 28 March 2021 >>

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Review: 10 Floodplain Management Plans

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback to inform their review of 10 southern floodplain management plans.
Public comment closes on 29 March 2021 >>

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EPA Regulatory Strategy

The NSW EPA is seeking feedback on their proposed approach to environmental regulation.
Public comment closes on 31 March 2021 >>

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State Significant Infrastructure – Snowy 2.0 Transmission Connection

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed new transmission connection between the proposed Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro and generation project to the existing high voltage transmission network.
Public comment closes on 5 April 2021 >>


Existing consultations & inquiries – last updated on 24 February 2021

EXTENDED | Western Sydney Aerotropolis – Precinct Plans

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on various precinct plans that cover the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, including:
– the Aerotropolis Core Precinct Plan
– the Badgerys Creek, Wianamatta-South Creek Plan
– the Agribusiness Precinct Plan, and;
– the Northern Gateway Precinct Plan.
Public comment now closes on 12 March 2021 >>

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Draft Hunter Expressway Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Hunter Expressway Strategy. The Expressway is a 40km long motorway connecting communities across the Hunter and links into the national transport and freight network between Queensland, Yohaaba/Port of Newcastle, Greater Sydney and Western NSW.
Public comment closes on 26 February 2021 >>

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EXTENDED | Western Parkland City

The NSW government is seeking feedback on the proposed plan for infrastructure and services.
Public comment now closes on 26 February 2021 >>

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EXTENDED | Western Sydney Aerotropolis – Special Infrastructure Contribution

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Special Infrastructure Contribution proposed to help fund the delivery of infrastructure in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Public comment now closes on 26 February 2021 >>

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State Significant Development – West Culburra Subdivision

Following the refusal of an application before the Independent Planning Commission, the amended plans for a mixed-use subdivision in West Culburra are available for public comment as part of the appeals process in the NSW Land and Environment Court.
Public comment closes on 26 February 2021 >>

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Agricultural Land Use Planning Strategy

The NSW Department of Primary Industries is seeking feedback on options to improve certainty and consistency for agriculture in the planning framework. 
Public comment closes on 28 February 2021 >>

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State Significant Infrastructure – Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposal to construct twin tolled motorway tunnels connecting the Warringah Freeway at Cammeray and the Gore Hill Freeway at Artarmon to the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation at Balgowlah and the Wakehurst Parkway at Seaforth.
Public comment closes on 1 March 2021 >>

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Drought Assistance Evaluation Survey

The NSW Department of Primary Industries is seeking input to inform their evaluation of the drought assistance measures available between July 2018 and June 2021.
Public comment closes on 3 March 2021 >>

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Draft Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve Plan of Management

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve Plan of Management, which seeks to replace the Bents Basin State Conservation Area statement of management intent and the Gulguer Nature Reserve statement of management intent.
Public comment closes on 7 March 2021 >>  

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Strata Schemes Statutory Review

The NSW Government is seeking input to inform their statutory review of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and Strata Schemes Development Act 2015.
Public comment closes on 7 March 2021 >>  

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Castlereagh, Agnes Banks and Windsor Downs Nature Reserves Draft Amendment to the Plan of Management

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on the Castlereagh, Agnes Banks and Windsor Downs Nature Reserves Draft Amendment to the Plan of Management, which proposes to create a feral predator-free area for native plants and animals within the Reserves.
Public comment closes on 8 March 2021 >>

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State Significant Development – Dubbo Quarry Continuation Project

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on an application to expand an existing hard rock quarry into two new resource areas to the south and west of the existing quarry.
Public comment closes on 8 March 2021 >>

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State Significant Development – Eastern Creek retail outlet centre

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposal for a retail outlet centre on Lot 3 at the Eastern Creek Quarter.
Public comment closes on 10 March 2021 >>

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State Significant Development Modification – Westpark Warehouse Facility

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a modification, which seeks to amend the approved classes and quantities of dangerous goods to be stored in the existing Dangerous Goods Warehouse and Distribution Facility.
Public comment closes on 11 March 2021 >>

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EXTENDED | Review: Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has extended the consultation period for the discussion paper they have prepared in relation their review of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013.
Public comment closes on 12 March 2021 >>

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Native Vegetation Regulatory Map 2021 Update

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed update to the current Transitional Native Vegetation Regulatory Map.
Public comment closes on 12 March 2021 >>

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Wollemi National Park Horse Riding

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on the draft Horse Riding Management Plan, which was prepared pursuant to the Wollemi National Park Plan of Management.
Public comment closes on 14 March 2021 >>

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Guideline for construction noise

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is seeking feedback on the draft Construction Noise Guideline. The Guideline sets out a framework for the management of construction noise, outlining feasible and reasonable mitigation measures to be used for managing impacts. 
Public comment closes on 15 March 2021 >>

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EXTENDED | State Significant Development – Mount Pleasant

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has extended the consultation period for an application to extend the life of the open cut operation by mining deeper coal seams, using existing and proposed new infrastructure.
Public comment now closes on 17 March 2021 >>

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Barrington Tops National Park, Mount Royal National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area Plan of Management

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on the draft amendment to the Barrington Tops National Park, Mount Royal National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area Plan of Management, which seeks to improve visitor facilities and update general information about the parks.
Public comment closes on 22 March 2021 >>

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Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on the draft amendment to the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management, which seeks to address issues related to the Snowy 2.0 Project.
Public comment closes on 22 March 2021 >>

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EXTENDED | Draft Westmead Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has extended the consultation period for the draft place strategy for the Westmead Precinct, which outlines the plans for Westmead to become a world-class health and innovation district over the next 20 years.
Public comment now closes on 31 March 2021 >>

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Review: Coast Harvestable Rights

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the discussion paper they have prepared pursuant to their review of Coastal Harvestable Rights.
Public comment closes on 5 April 2021 >>


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