State Government Planning

State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) and Regional Environmental Plans (REPs)  


SEPPs and REPs relevant to the Burwood Council area can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes)

SEPP (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009

SEPP (Building Sustainability Index BASIX) 2004

SEPP (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004

SEPP (infrastructure) 2007

SEPP (Major Developments) 2005

SEPP (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007

SEPP (Temporary Structures) 2007

SEPP (Urban Renewal) 2010

SEPP No. 1 - Development Standards

SEPP No. 4 - Development Without Consent and Miscellaneous Complying Development

SEPP No. 6 - Number of Storeys in a Building

SEPP No. 21 - Caravan Parks

SEPP No. 22 - Shops and Commercial Premises

SEPP No. 32 - Urban Consolidation (Redevelopment of Urban Land)

SEPP No. 33 - Hazardous and Offensive Development

SEPP No. 55 - Remediation of Land

SEPP No. 60 - Exempt and Complying Development

SEPP No. 64 - Advertising and Signage

SEPP No. 65 - Design Quality of Residential Flat Buildings

Sydney REP (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005


Have Your Say


On 14 July 2012, the NSW Government released its Green Paper for A New Planning System for New South Wales. Have your say on the proposed changes by heading to the NSW Planning System Review website.


Useful Websites


Planning policy and land use control within the Burwood municipality is influenced by the State Government. The following websites may be of interest:


  • Department of Planning, which governs State and regional planning. The website provides information on metropolitan strategies, State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) and initiatives to streamline the planning system.
  • NSW Legislation website, which provides access to all NSW legislation (acts, regulations and environmental planning instruments).
  • Heritage Branch, which guides the protection heritage items, particularly items on the State Heritage Register.
  • Roads and Traffic Authority, which is responsible for the maintenance and development of the roads and traffic systems of NSW, in conjunction with state and local government agencies.
  • Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECC), which administers legislation relating to pollution and the environment, and develops policies in relation to air quality, climate change and water.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, which administers legislation for National Parks, threatened species and Aboriginal sites.

For all other Government-related enquiries at the State level, go to the State Government website at


SEPP No. 1 Returns


SEPP No. 1 is a policy which aims to make development standards more flexible. It allows Council to approve a development proposal that does not comply with a set standard where this can be shown to be unreasonable or unnecessary.


Council is required to provide the Department of Planning with details of any SEPP No. 1 approvals. The public can also view these returns:


January to June 2010


July to December 2010

January to December 2011

January to June 2012