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Our Code of Ethics and Conduct (PDF, 317.36 KB) sets out how we work at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The Code, along with other policies, are used by staff in the day-to-day operations of the department.

Many other policies are deemed suitable for public release and those policies are listed on the following:

Our policies deemed suitable for public release include:

Policy NameDescription
Aboriginal Participation Strategy 2019/2021 (PDF, 2457.66 KB) This strategy provides direction the expectations of the department in the implementation of the NSW Government Aboriginal Procurement Policy.
Acceptable Use Policy
(PDF, 241.3 KB)
This policy complements the Code of Ethics and Conduct, and supports the requirements set out within the Information Security Management System (ISMS) so that the Department can achieve its information security objectives.
Access Control Policy
(PDF, 219.16 KB)
This policy describes the Department’s approach to managing authentication as it relates to business systems and ICT services.
Asset Management Policy (PDF, 233.78 KB)The Asset Management Policy sets out the core management practices that support the management of non-financial assets within the Department. This policy aligns with the NSW Treasury’s Asset Management Policy (TPP19-07).
Business Continuity Management Policy (PDF, 70.4 KB)This policy outlines the requirements for the management of business continuity in the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Department).
Child Safe Workplace Policy (PDF, 168.37 KB)This policy promotes the safety, welfare and well-being of children and puts measures in place to protect them.
Conflict of interests requirements relating to the NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme Protocol
(PDF, 308.19 KB)
This Protocol sets out mandatory requirements to address integrity risks and establish rules for the consistent management of conflict of interests for employees (including external contractors, consultants and contingent workers) with a defined interest in the Biodiversity Offset Scheme.
COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace Policy (proposed)This policy outlines the Department's proposed COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Cryptography Policy
(PDF, 151.08 KB)
This policy describes the approach of the Department to securing sensitive information via approved algorithms and protocols for implementation based upon an identified need.
Cyber Security Policy
(PDF, 223.33 KB)
This policy defines the Department’s management intent, obligations, framework, objectives, exemptions, and roles and responsibilities for the management of assets in regard to cyber security.
External Service-Related Complaints Policy (PDF, 64.98 KB) This policy sets out the principles and commitments in complaint handing and ensure that complaints and feedback received are being managed inline with these principles and commitments.
Fraud and Corruption Control Policy (PDF, 207.93 KB)This policy outlines the arrangements through which the Department minimises the incidence and impact of fraud and corruption.
Lobbying of Government Officials Policy (PDF, 210.21 KB) The Lobbying of Government Officials Policy provides guidance and direction on how engagements with lobbyist are arranged and managed. The policy outlines the requirement to publish records in relation to meetings with registered Third-Party Lobbyists and how these records are managed in compliance with record keeping obligations.
Privacy Management Plan (PDF, 199.31 KB) This Plan sets out the measures the adopting agencies take to comply with the PPIP Act and the HRIP Act to protect the privacy of our clients, staff and others about whom we hold personal and health information.
Public Disclosure Policy (PDF, 248.54 KB) This policy is to establish an internal reporting system for staff to report wrongdoing without fear of reprisal.
Records and Information Management Policy (PDF, 224.58 KB) Our Records and Information Management Policy outlines appropriate measures to create and capture records of activities, decisions and actions made by all employees in the course of their work.
Related Party Disclosure Policy (PDF, 155.17 KB)This policy outlines the approach the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Department) will take in determining how compliance with the Australian Accounting Standard AASB 124 Related Party Disclosures (AASB 124) and the subsequent New South Wales Treasury Circular TC 16-12 Related Party Disclosures occurs.
Remote Access Security Policy
(PDF, 152.35 KB)
This policy describes the Department’s approach to safeguarding sensitive information and information systems via approved remote access.
Risk Management Policy (PDF, 159.91 KB)This Policy outlines the Department’s approach to risk management and prescribes a minimum set of risk management standards for all business areas across the DPIE Cluster.
Supplier Relationship Policy
(PDF, 148.58 KB)
This policy describes the Department’s approach to ensure the systems being developed, maintained or procured externally to the Department are secure.
System Acquisition, Development and Maintenance Policy
(PDF, 183.31 KB)
This policy describes the approach of the Department to ensuring the security of a system over its entire life cycle to protect information and systems from unauthorised disclosure, theft, modification, or destruction.
Work Health and Safety Policy (PDF, 184.85 KB) Our Work Health and Safety Policy clearly sets out the Department's commitment to WHS, and that WHS is an integral consideration in all of the Department's operations.