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New planning laws in NSW to facilitate property development

In what can only be described as both a stunning and welcome move to spark up the property, development and construction industries in NSW, the state government has introduced legislation into parliament which expressly seeks to ‘remove impediments to the supply of housing’ and to ‘facilitate permissible development’.

In particular, it seeks to reduce the role of development control plans (DCPs) in the development assessment process, by mandating that they be ‘given less weight and significance’ than local environmental plans (LEPs) and be ‘applied flexibly’ so as not to prevent good development from proceeding. More…