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NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Committed to deliver on the four state outcomes with the goal to achieve sustainable development for future generations.

Message from the Secretary

Jim Betts explains key responsibilities for long-term planning, infrastructure, natural resources, the environment and energy.

Our culture

We're building an inclusive culture that supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees and the communities we serve.

Premier's Priorities

We are creating more lovable communities by making greener places and great public spaces.

Our COVID-19 response

Information about COVID-19 and our continued support for the community.


Great public spaces

Love the place you live through the Festival of Place, an inaugural celebration of public space across NSW.

Greening our city

More trees mean more shade, cleaner air and more beautiful places to live.

Image of planting a tree sapling - close up of hands with a spade digging in the dirt

Water strategy

Consultation is underway on NSW's first ever statewide 20-year water strategy to strengthen regional and metropolitan services.


Our Place on Country

As part of Our Place on Country Aboriginal Outcomes Strategy, we're working to make it easier for First Nations People working for the Department to work on country.

Our work

Aboriginal Housing Office

Delivering better housing choices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW.

Environment, Energy and Science

Working with the community, we care for and protect NSW’s environment and energy.

Housing and Property

Diverse housing, economic activities, public spaces, sustainable water services for NSW.

Image of rural flood prone land in regional NSW - a mountain range in the sunset and a plane with rural housing

NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer

Knowledge and research adapted and used to benefit NSW.

NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer

Office of Local Government

Strengthening the sustainability, performance, integrity, transparency and accountability of the local government sector.

Place, Design and Public Spaces

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

Planning and Assessment

Innovative thinking to improve statutory planning and assessment systems.

Strategy and Innovation

The Strategy and Reform team are focused on developing the long-term direction of the Department’s work and the roadmap for achieving its


The Water group is responsible for ensuring sustainable, secure and healthy water resources and services for NSW.