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Message from the Secretary

Welcome to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

We are here to serve the people of New South Wales by developing well-connected communities, preserving our environment, supporting our industries and contributing to a strong economy.

We have offices and teams across the State who are working for you on long-term planning, planning assessments, infrastructure priorities, natural resources, the environment, energy and growing the State’s industries.

Our core values of collaboration and consultation are at the heart of how we work to deliver great places for you to live and work and to develop smart ways to support innovative and prosperous industries.

We collaborate with local communities, relevant stakeholders and other government agencies to deliver great, joined up outcomes for the citizens of our State.

Above all, my commitment to you is to put you at the centre of everything we do and every decision we make.

Together with your help, we can ensure that New South Wales continues to be a world-class place to live, work and play.

Jim Betts