Transport Oriented Development SEPP Gazetted – Maps Still Awaited

Transport Oriented Development SEPP Gazetted – Maps Still Awaited

BPN urges you to read the new State Environmental Planning Policy on “Transport Oriented Development” (or TOD) to see how it affects YOUR locality. Please get in touch with us to let us know how it addresses issues you may have raised in your submissions. The Transport Orientated (TOD) SEPP was gazetted on Monday, 29th April 2024 and DAs can be lodged with council from 13 May. Some of the documents released by Planning Minister Scully today on the TOD SEPP are: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/planning-changes-begin-today-to-deliver-homes-nsw-needs 2024-135.pdf (nsw.gov.au) https://legacy.legislation.nsw.gov.au/EPIs/2024-135.pdf The TOD maps are not available today.…continue reading →

A New Approach on Rezoning – Media Release

BPN has significant concerns about the Planning Reform Action Plan announced by the Planning Minister on 15 December 2021. As part of the reforms, the Government has stated that it will introduce a Planning Delivery Unit (PDU) which will intervene at the request of a developer, council or government agency and will “when needed” make a decision in place of an approval body. This appears to be in direct response to developer demands that the Government intervene when Councils delay decisions to enable proper assessment and community consultation or reject decisions outright. The…continue reading →