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New South Wales

NEW consultations & inquiries – updated on 25 November 2020

SEPP – Outdoor Events for City of Sydney

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a proposal to create a State Environmental Planning Policy to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 through exempt development provisions. These provisions will facilitate a series of outdoor music, dance and theatre performances from Wednesday to Sunday during the three months.
Public comment closes on 7 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – RIDBC Centre for Excellence

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed Centre for Excellence for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, including a new pre and primary school and supporting medical uses.
Public comment closes on 16 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Sirius Building

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on alterations and additions to the Sirius building including refurbishment of 76 residential apartments, commercial and retail premises, a pedestrian through site link, landscaping and public domain works.
Public comment closes on 17 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Macquarie Park Data Centre

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed construction and operation of data centre, comprising a five-storey data storage building with ancillary office space, supporting infrastructure, services and landscaping.
Public comment closes on 18 December 2020 >>


Existing consultations & inquiries – last updated on 25 November 2020

EXTENDED | Mamre Road Precinct

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Mamre Road Precinct Development Control Plan.
Public comment now closes on 17 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Woolworths Warehouse, Marrickville

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposal to construct and operate a seven-storey warehouse complex comprising of a speculative warehouse, customer fulfilment centre, associated office space, associated landscaping, site infrastructure and car parking.
Public comment closes on 25 November 2020 >>

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Richmond Road upgrade

TransportNSW is seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors for the Richmond Road upgrade.
Public comment closes on 27 November 2020 >>

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Social Impact Assessment Guideline

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Social Impact Assessment Guideline, which aims to standardise the social impact assessment approach across all State Significant Development, State Significant Infrastructure and Critical State Significant Infrastructure projects.
Public comment closes on 27 November 2020 >>

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EXTENDED | Blackheath highway options

Transport for NSW is seeking suggestions regarding route options in Blackheath as part of the Great Western Highway upgrade.
Public comment now closes on 28 November 2020 >>

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EXTENDED | Sampling Design Guidelines for Contaminated Land

The NSW Environmental Protection Authority is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to the guidelines for sampling contaminated land. The finalised sampling design guidelines will replace the current sampling design guidelines from 1995.
Public comment now closes on 29 November 2020 >>

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Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy.
Public comment closes on 30 November 2020 >>

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Border Rivers Floodplain Harvesting Licence Rules

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft rules for floodplain harvesting licences to be included in water sharing plans within the Border Rivers Valley.
Public comment closes on 30 November 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Glenellen Solar Farm

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed development of a 200 megawatt solar farm and associated infrastructure.
Public comment closes on 30 November 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Expansion of Museums Discovery Centre

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposal to expand the Museums Discovery Centre, which will include the removal of vegetation, earthworks and site preparation, and the construction and operation of a new building for the storage, conservation, research and display of the Powerhouse collection.
Public comment closes on 1 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Waterloo Metro Quarter Over Station Development
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the separate detailed design applications for different parts of the precinct, including:
the Basement Car Park
the Central Building
the Northern Precinct, and;
the Southern Precinct
Public comment for all of these applications closes on 2 December 2020

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State Significant Infrastructure – Western Sydney Airport

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposal for a new metro line to service Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and interchanging with the T1 Western Line at St Marys.
Public comment closes on 2 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Infrastructure – Project EnergyConnect

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed development of a new 330 kV transmission line connecting the NSW and SA transmission networks and upgrading the existing transmission line between Buronga substation and the NSW/VIC border.
Public comment closes on 10 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Yennora Liquid Waste Treatment Plant

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a proposal from an existing resource recovery facility which seeks to increase their processing capacity to 110,000 tonnes per year of liquid waste.
Public comment closes on 10 December 2020 >>

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Fingal Bay Link Road

Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the proposal for three possible routes for the Fingal Bay Link Road. 
Public comment closes on 11 December 2020 >>

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EXTENDED | Gwydir Regional Water Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Gwydir Regional Water Strategy.
Public comment now closes on 13 December 2020 >>

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EXTENDED | Lachlan Regional Water Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy.
Public comment now closes on 13 December 2020 >>

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EXTENDED | Macquarie-Castlereagh Water Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy.
Public comment now closes on 13 December 2020 >>

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Far North Coast Regional Water Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the Far North Coast Regional Water Strategy.
Public comment closes on 13 December 2020 >>

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NSW Land Based Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy

The NSW Department of Primary Industries is seeking feedback on the draft NSW Land Based Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy, which aims to guide the NSW aquaculture industry into a viable and sustainable future.
Public comment closes on 13 December 2020 >>   

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South Coast Regional Water Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft South Coast Regional Water Strategy.
Public comment closes on 13 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – 200 Aldington Road Industrial Estate

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a staged development comprising estate-wide earthworks, infrastructure and services, construction, fit-out and operation of Stage 1 warehouse building.
Public comment closes on 15 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Aspect Industrial Estate

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a proposal for earthworks, infrastructure and roads alongside the staged construction of warehouse and logistics facilities with associated car parking across 11 developable lots.
Public comment closes on 15 December 2020 >>

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State Significant Development – Narrabri Mine extension

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on an application to extend the existing approval to the effect of:
– an extension of mine life until 2044
– a coal production rate of 11 million tonnes p.a, and;
– upgrades to and continued use of existing infrastructure.
Public comment closes on 16 December 2020 >>

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Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Illawara Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2041, which will guide strategic planning and land use decisions in the region for the next 20 years.
Public comment closes on 17 December 2020 >>

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Illawarra Shoalhaven Special Infrastructure Contribution

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Illawarra Shoalhaven Special Infrastructure Contribution which is proposed to help fund the delivery of infrastructure in Nowra Bomaderry and West Lake Illawarra.  
Public comment closes on 17 December 2020 >>  

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Wilton Town Centre Precinct

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a package of documents, including:
– the draft Wilton Town Centre Precinct Structure Plan
– a Discussion Paper on the proposed rezoning of the Wilton Town Centre Precinct, and;
– additions to the draft Wilson Growth Area Development Control Plan 2019.
Public comment closes on 17 December 2020 >>

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Review of Water Sharing Plans

The NSW Natural Resources Commission is seeking feedback on the following three inland water sharing plans:
Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011
Murray Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011
Intersecting Streams Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011
NOTE: A submission must clearly indicate the water sharing plan it relates to.
Public comment closes on 18 December 2020 >>

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Pennant Hills Road and North Rocks Road intersection improvements

Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the amended proposal to improve the Pennant Hills Road and North Rocks Road intersection. 
Public comment closes on 18 December 2020 >>

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Threatened species listing: Plains rat

The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee is seeking feedback on their preliminary determination relating to the inclusion of the Plains rat (Pseudomys australis) on the threatened species list as a ‘vulnerable’ species.
Public comment closes on 18 December 2020 >>

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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 closes on 18 December 2020 >>

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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 closes on 18 December 2020 >>

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Western Parkland City

The NSW government is seeking feedback on the proposed plan for infrastructure and services.
Public comment closes on 18 December 2020 >>

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Hill End Historic Site Draft Plan of Management

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on the draft Plan of Management for the Hill End Historic Site. Once adopted, this plan of management will replace the statement of management intent approved in 2014.
Public comment closes on 4 January 2021 >>

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Draft Local Character Clause

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a draft Local Character Clause which is proposed to be included in the Standard Instrument Local Environmental Plan.
Public comment closes on 29 January 2021 >>


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