NSW Government Delays Planning Policies



The New South Wales (NSW) government postponed the implementation of two planning policies, signalling a decline in planning.

The NSW government delayed implementing the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code and producing a Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement; both were due 1 July.

The planning regulations changed to give 46 councils another four months to implement the code in their planning documents, according to the Urban Taskforce.

Once implemented, the code would allow well designed dual occupancies, manor houses, and terraces, up-to two storeys, to be carried out under a fast track complying development approval.


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