About us

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment brings together specialists in urban and regional planning, natural resources, industry, environment, heritage, Aboriginal and social housing, and regional New South Wales.

Message from the Secretary

Jim Betts is the Secretary of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, which holds key responsibilities within the New South Wales Government for long-term planning, infrastructure priorities, natural resources, the environment, energy and growing the State’s industries.

Our structure

We bring together the functions from the former Planning and Environment and Industry clusters. We have six Ministers overseeing the cluster and our Secretary leading the Department.

Our leadership team

We have a strong leadership team across the Department, working together to achieve great outcomes for the people of NSW.

Our Ministers

We have six Ministers overseeing each area of the cluster.

Our culture

We have a goal to maximise the long-term wellbeing of New South Wales. We make decisions that are transparent, efficient and reflective of the diversity of New South Wales.

Our outcomes

The NSW Government has identified 38 state outcomes across the public service clusters. These outcomes provide direction, accountability and clear goals for our activities.