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Green light for thousands of new homes thanks to fast-tracked approval

Green light for thousands of new homes thanks to fast-tracked approval

Published: 3 May 2020

More than 3,000 new homes, a new primary school and town plaza in Sydney’s North West have been given the green light today, with the NSW Government approving the concept plans for Ivanhoe Estate.

Feedback sought on Penrith employment lands

Feedback sought on Penrith employment lands

Published: 1 May 2020

The NSW Government is seeking community feedback on plans to expand employment land, protect the environment and improve public space near Penrith Lakes.

Technology keeps participation in planning system during COVID-19

Technology keeps participation in planning system during COVID-19

Published: 30 April 2020

The NSW planning system will keep moving throughout COVID-19 to keep people in jobs and the economy moving, with all public hearings and meetings to be held online during the pandemic.

Water compliance increasing: NRAR triples prosecutions as it hits its second anniversary

Water compliance increasing: NRAR triples prosecutions as it hits its second anniversary

Published: 30 April 2020

Water compliance is increasing in NSW, thanks to the actions of the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) who this week marked its second anniversary, and tripled prosecution for water theft and lack of compliance earlier this month.

Innovation helps build social housing certainty

Innovation helps build social housing certainty

Published: 28 April 2020

Community Housing Providers (CHPs) will have greater contractual certainty, to enhance the delivery of social housing outcomes, through a new initiative by the NSW Government.

Snowy River high-flows to commence in June

Snowy River high-flows to commence in June

Published: 28 April 2020

The first of four planned high-flow environmental water releases during winter and spring to the Snowy River are set to commence in late June, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Acting Director Water Planning Implementation, Allan Raine, said today.

Accelerated planning projects to deliver jobs and boost the economy

Accelerated planning projects to deliver jobs and boost the economy

Published: 28 April 2020

Thousands of new homes, new industrial complexes and six schools are among the first wave of projects that will have their assessments fast-tracked to boost the State’s economy and create opportunities for thousands of new jobs in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Temporary water restrictions for Buccaneit and Cunninyuek creeks

Temporary water restrictions for Buccaneit and Cunninyuek creeks

Published: 23 April 2020

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced temporary water restrictions for unregulated river water access licence holders authorised to extract water from parts of Buccaneit and Cunninyuek creeks within the Murray below Mulwala water source.

Better public spaces on the way for inner west

Better public spaces on the way for inner west

Published: 23 April 2020

Communities in Sydney’s inner west will benefit from new and improved public spaces, thanks to $20 million in funding from the NSW Government’s Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program.

Landowners from Walgett area face string of charges in Land and Environment Court

Landowners from Walgett area face string of charges in Land and Environment Court

Published: 22 April 2020

Two landholders from the Walgett area will face 14 charges in the Land and Environment Court for breaches of water laws in 2016 and 2017.