IMPORTANT: In response to COVID-19, Development Assessment enquiry services are continuing to be provided via email, on the phone on 1300 434 434 or via teleconference. Site inspections for Development Applications are currently being conducted from outside the property. Assessment officers will be in touch before visiting your property. Any inspections that require indoor assessment will be postponed until restrictions ease. This may result in unavoidable delays to final assessment for some applicants. We will prioritise these site visits as soon as it is safe to do so.
Our goal is to protect and enhance our natural and developed environment and to preserve our quality of life for future generations. We do this by using appropriate development and planning controls. Here you’ll find information about these controls, how they affect you and how you can follow them through.
Planning Rules relaxed for construction hours
The property and construction industry accounts for almost 400,000 jobs and 10% of the NSW economy. In order to keep work sites and jobs flowing during COVID-19, the State Government has made a Direction that standard construction hours can been extended to include weekends and public holidays. During these extended hours such works cannot include rock breaking, rock hammering, pile driving or similar activities.
IMPORTANT: The NSW Government extension to standard construction hours will cease on 24 December 2021. Find out more
For further information please visit NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.