The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has recently exhibited a range of changes to the existing EP&A Regs which aims to ‘reduce the red tape and improve efficiency’
Key changes include:
– Amendments are also proposed to be made to simplify the stop the clock, concurrence and referrals provisions, as well as simplifying the post-determination notification requirements.
– Categories of development that are Designated Development to include certain emerging technologies and to exclude a number of lower risk activities.
– CDC document requirements.
– Improved Section 10.7 Certificates.
The Draft EPA Regulation is currently on exhibition on the NSW Planning Portal until 22 September 2021.