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New South Wales

NEW consultations & inquiries – updated on 19 January 2022

State Significant Development Modification – 89 Whiteway Drive, Gosford

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed design changes to buildings A and B including basement and internal layout changes, reduction of building envelopes, reduction of number of dwellings from 201 to 198, introduction of a neighbourhood shop and associated works.
Public comment closes on 28 January 2022 >>

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State Significant Development Modification – Hills Showground Precinct East Park

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed reduction in the size of the new public park by 268sqm to 3,232sqm and change the one way section of the new internal road to two ways.
Public comment closes on 31 January 2022 >>

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Hunter-Central Coast Renewable Energy Zone

The Energy Corporation of NSW invites renewable energy project developers and businesses with existing and future large electrical loads to register their interest in being part of the Hunter-Central Coast Renewable Energy Zone.
Public comment closes on 4 February 2022 >>

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Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone

The Energy Corporation of NSW is seeking feedback on the Renewable Energy Zone access rights and scheme design consultation paper for Central-West Orana.
Public comment closes on 14 February 2022 >>

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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 transmission line connecting Buronga substation and Wagga Wagga substation and construction of the new Dinawan substation.
Public comment closes on 15 February 2022 >>

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Energy customer policy reform

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the Promoting Innovation for NSW Energy Customers consultation paper pursuant to delivering an energy system that puts the customer at the centre of policy and program design.
Public comment closes on 23 February 2022 >>

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Accredited Service Provider scheme

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the Accredited Service Provider scheme for contestable electricity in NSW.
Public comment closes on 25 February 2022 >>

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Revised Large-Scale Solar Energy Guidelines

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft revised large-scale solar energy guidelines.
Public comment closes on 25 February 2022 >>

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Changes to landscape rehydration infrastructure planning rules

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007, which seeks to allow farmers to restore streams on their property through landscape rehydration techniques, without the need for council approval.
Public comment closes on 28 February 2022 >>

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Draft Camellia-Rosehill Place Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft place strategy for Camellia-Rosehill.
Public comment closes on 4 March 2022 >>

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Central West and Orana Transport Plan

Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the draft Central West and Orana Transport Plan, which will provide a vision for how Central West and Orana’s transport network, infrastructure, and services will be managed and developed over time to realise the community vision for the region.
Public comment closes on 31 March 2022 >>

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Draft Blueprint for the Western Parkland City and draft Western Parkland City Economic Development Roadmap – Phase 1

The NSW Western Parkland City Authority is seeking feedback on the draft Blueprint for the Western Parkland City and draft Western Parkland City Economic Development Roadmap – Phase 1. The draft Blueprint outlines the short-and medium-term priorities that will help to achieve the Parkland City vision. The draft Roadmap provides an overarching strategy to maximise these economic opportunities and attract investment.
Public comment closes on 31 March 2022 >>


Existing consultations & inquiries – last updated on 19 January 2022

Forest Glen Solar Farm

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the development of a 110 megawatt solar farm and associated infrastructure, including a battery storage facility.
Public comment closes on 20 January 2022 >>

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Mining and petroleum legislation

Regional NSW is seeking feedback on the Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, which aims to enable faster and more efficient decision-making, to streamline and modernise processes, improve clarity, and enhance compliance. 
Public comment closes on 21 January 2022 >>

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Dharawal parks

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on the draft Plan of Management for Dharawal National Park, Dharawal Nature Reserve and Dharawal State Conservation Area.
Public comment closes on 24 January 2022 >>

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State Significant Development – 2A and 2B Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed development of a serviced apartment and hotel in Sydney Olympic Park.
Public comment closes on 27 January 2021 >>

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Draft Cycling Strategy and draft Cycling Policy

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on the draft Cycling Policy, draft Cycling Strategy and draft Cycling Strategy: Guidelines for Implementation, which provide for the planning and management of cycling experiences in parks across the state.
Public comment closes on 30 January 2022 >>

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Mainland Marine Park Network Management Plan 2021-2031

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft plan, which will guide the future management of five marine parks along the NSW coast.
Public comment closes on 31 January 2022 >>

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Parliamentary Inquiry – Food Production and Supply in NSW

The NSW Parliamentary Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning is seeking submissions to inform their inquiry into improving food security and equitable access to food, and reducing food waste and destruction.
Public comment closes on 31 January 2022 >>

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State Significant Development – Horsley Drive Business Park

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed development of buildings 2 & 3 as part of Stage 2 of Horsley Drive Business Park.
Public comment closes on 31 January 2022 >>

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Wilandra Ancestral Remains Reburial

Heritage NSW is seeking feedback on a proposal to rebury Aboriginal ancestral remains in the Willandra Lakes region world heritage area.
Public comment closes on 31 January 2022 >>

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State Significant Development – Grenfell Poultry Breeder Farm

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed development of a poultry breeding and rearing facility in Grenfell comprising 4 farms, 40 tunnel ventilated sheds, 8 manager residences and associated supporting infrastructure. The site will house up to 570,000 birds.
Public comment closes on 1 February 2022 >>

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State Significant Development – Dalswinton Sand and Gravel Quarry

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed development of a sand and gravel quarry extracting up to 500,000 tonnes per annum for 25 years.
Public comment closes on 2 February 2022 >>

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Proposed Pyrmont Peninsula Special Infrastructure Contribution

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the Special Infrastructure Contribution that will go towards funding the new Pyrmont Metro station.
Public comment closes on 4 February 2022 >>

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Pyrmont Peninsula Sub-Precinct Master Plans

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the Pyrmont Peninsula Sub-Precinct Master Plans, which build on the priorities set out in the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy and provide high-level guidance on how the seven sub-precincts could develop over the next 20 years to create unique and liveable places.
Public comment closes on 4 February 2022 >>

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Water Sharing Plan Reviews

The NSW Natural Resources Commission is seeking input to inform its independent review of the following water sharing plans approaching expiry:
– Namoi and Peel Unregulated Rivers Water Sources 2012
– Gwydir Unregulated River Water Sources 2012
– Murrumbidgee Unregulated River Water Sources 2012
Public comment closes on 6 February 2022 >>

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Changes to definitions and assessment

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 and the State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017. The proposed changes seek to amend definitions and assessment for some types of infrastructure.  
Public comment closes on 11 February 2022 >>

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Draft Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2041

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2041, which provides a vision and direction for land-use decisions to support job creation, housing supply and diversity, access to green spaces and creating a network for emerging opportunities and challenges. 
Public comment closes on 18 February 2022 >>

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Draft New England North West Regional Plan 2041

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft New England North West Regional Plan 2041, which is a 20-year strategic blueprint that sets the framework, vision and direction for land-use planning for future needs for housing, jobs, infrastructure, a healthy environment and connected communities.
Public comment closes on 18 February 2022 >>

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EXTENDED | BASIX Higher Standards

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed increases to BASIX standards pursuant to the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings – a national plan that aims to achieve zero energy and carbon-ready buildings.

Public comment now closes on 28 February 2022 >>

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New approach to rezonings in NSW

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the discussion paper they have prepared in relation to speeding up the process changing planning rules on a particular piece of land – known as rezoning.
Public comment closes on 28 February 2022 >>

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The Design and Place SEPP 2021

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the State Environmental Planning Policy (Design and Place) 2021,which aims to simplify the planning and design processes for sustainable and resilient places in NSW.
Public comment closes on 28 February 2022 >>

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EXTENDED | Native Title application within a National Park Estate

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on a proposed agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), which aims to facilitate the native title application of the Widjabal Wia-bal People.
Public comment now closes on 3 March 2022 >>

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Draft Central Coast Regional Plan 2041

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Central Coast Regional Plan 2041, which is a 20-year strategic planning blueprint to ensure the ongoing prosperity of the Central Coast’s vibrant and connected communities.
Public comment closes on 4 March 2022 >>

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Draft Hunter Regional Plan 2041

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft Hunter Regional Plan 2041, which is the 20-year strategic planning blueprint to ensure the ongoing prosperity of the Hunter’s vibrant and connected communities.
Public comment closes on 4 March 2022 >>


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