NSW Government takes a greater strategic role in precinct planning

Key takeaways

  • NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) will have a greater role in the rezoning process for key, strategic priority precincts.
  • Local councils are expected to benefit from increased collaboration with NSW Government agencies and a more consistent infrastructure planning framework to deliver rezoning proposals and precincts.
  • However, for some precincts, the transition of responsibilities between State and local council planning bodies may result in delays.


In November 2019, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, announced the NSW Government’s new approach for precinct planning in Greater Sydney. The Minister stated that the new precinct planning framework would clear the decks of planning proposals stuck in the system, refocus the State’s planning efforts and empower local councils to plan strategically. Continue reading