Decisions about development are influenced by state and local planning legislation, strategies, controls and policies. There are a number of different rules and regulations depending on where you live and what you want to build. Take the time to understand these to help you with your next build.
There are a number of different rules and regulations depending on where you live and what you want to build. The majority of these are outlined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs), the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and the Development Control Plan (DCP).
There are also a number of maps, plans and policies designed to address specific issues like medium density housing in our shopping centres, heritage and hazard affected areas.
Use our property search to see which one applies to you.
Can I Change Planning Rules and Development Standards?
Changing planning rules or development standards that apply to a specific property is a formal planning process under Part 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and is made first, before the development application. More information is at Department Of Planning.