NSW Department of Planning & Environment



We exist to make people’s lives better by making NSW a great place to live and work.

We help to provide homes and services, build great communities, create jobs and protect the environment by creating plans for the future of regions and local areas, revitalising urban areas, providing land for new homes, services and open space, assessing important projects to ensure the need for new jobs is balanced with the needs of the community and environment, and developing policies that guide planning activity for government and councils across NSW.

Local people play a vital role in our work by providing important local insights, information on community needs, and feedback on our policies and plans.