Department of Planning & Environment

Our work

We exist to make people’s lives better by making NSW a great place to live and work

We help to provide homes and services, build great communities, create jobs and protect the environment.


We do this by:

  • creating plans for the future of regions and local areas
  • revitalising urban areas
  • providing land for new homes, services and open space
  • assessing important projects to ensure the need for new jobs is balanced with the needs of the community and environment
  • developing policies that guide planning activity for government and local government across NSW.


Local people play a vital role in our work by providing important local insights, information on community needs, and feedback on our policies and plans.