The Issues Paper of the NSW Planning System Review, entitled, The way ahead for planning in NSW?, was released for public comment on 6 December 2011. Submissions in response to the Issues Paper were received until 2 March 2012 and are all available on the Issues Paper submissions page.
The Paper outlines the key issues raised during the Listening and Scoping phase of the review. View or download the Issues Paper in full (121 pages in PDF format), by clicking on the image below, or access each chapter individually.
Chapter A: Introduction
Provides background to the review and asks high level questions about what the new planning system might look like. View or download Chapter A: Introduction
Chapter B: Key elements, structure and objectives of a new planning system
Explores the key issues around the possible options for a new planning system framework.
View or download Chapter B: Key elements, structure and objectives of a new planning system
Chapter C: Making plans
Explores the key issues and principles relevant to the content and processes of making plans.
View or download Chapter C: Making plans
Chapter D: Development proposals and assessment
Explores the key issues at the centre of approving and regulating development.
View or download Chapter D: Development proposals and assessment
Chapter E: Appeals and reviews; enforcement and compliance
Explores the key issues related to appeal and review systems.
View or download Chapter E: Appeals and reviews; enforcement and compliance
Chapter F: Implementation of the new planning system
Explores a range of issues and questions related to implementing a new planning system.
View or download Chapter F: Implementation of the new planning system
View or download the Appendices to the Issues Paper
View or download the list of feedback questions in the Issues Paper