Legislation changes to support businesses and landowners

Published on 20 May 2020

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The NSW Government has announced a number of changes in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the impacts it has had on industry, business, compliance and landowners.

The changes are about increasing flexibility as we experience the impacts of the Pandemic in a variety of ways in the development sector. 

The announcement includes changes to development consents, merit appeal periods, extension of abandonment period, changes to compliance investigations and the timing of local contribution payments.

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 was due to be repealed and replaced however has now been extended to 1 March 2022 to allow for further consultation after the Pandemic has passed.


For more information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website and view their FAQ.

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