NSW Planning Reforms - Update

In response to what the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure refers to as "community feedback," he has announced changes to the exposure Planning Bill before its introduction to Parliament. These changes include: abolishing the target of 80 per cent of development being complying or code assessment code assessable development will only apply in nominated growth areas (e.g. around certain train lines, or areas nominated by councils) councils will be able to modify the state-wide codes to reflect their local area. Certifiers will now need to ensure that they have a detailed knowledge of any modifications, exclusions or variations to the State SEPP for each Local Government areas in which they provide services.