Planning Act & Regulations
All development assessment and zoning of land in New South Wales is undertaken in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). In particular, the issues that must be considered within every development application in New South Wales are outlined in Section 79C of the EP&A Act. The primary supporting legislation to the EP&A Act 1979 is the
Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EP&A Regs). The Regulation specify processes, regulations and provisions relating to the EP&A Act 1979.
State Environmental Planning Policies
State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) are applicable throughout New South Wales and are generally aimed at addressing state significant issues; regulating state significant forms of development; and/or permitting development undertaken by State public authorities (services, infrastructure and local government). To view all SEPPs click on the link above, and select "S" in the EPI alphabetical list.
Within the Blayney Shire, various SEPPs may need be considered as part of the development assessment process.
To investigate options for residential development in the Blayney Shire that can be undertaken as exempt or complying development visit the Blayney Electronic Housing Code.
For further information on residential, commercial and industrial development in the Blayney Shire that can be undertaken as exempt or complying development visit
Should you require further information on exempt or complying development, please contact Councils Planning and environmental Services Department on 6368 2104.
Last modified: 08 Aug 2016