This is the second of four briefing papers the Parliamentary Research Service intends to publish on the proposed reform of the planning system in NSW. Appendix 1 presents an overview of the proposed system as set out in the Planning White Paper and the relevant Exposure Bills.
In April 2013 the NSW Government entered a new stage of its ongoing reforms to the planning system with the release of A New Planning System for NSW: White Paper and two associated Exposure Bills. These documents set out in detail the proposed changes to the planning system. Infrastructure is the focus of a number of major changes, and the reforms are intended to bring about more coordinated and efficient infrastructure planning. This paper considers several aspects of infrastructure planning and delivery under the proposed planning system, and the response from a number of key stakeholders.