SEPP (Environment) - EDO NSW

Proposed SEPP (Environment)

EDO NSW comment on the Explanation of Intended Effect for a new State Environmental Planning Policy (Environment) (proposed SEPP). 

February 2018 - Download submission.

SEPPs are powerful legal instruments given effect under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) (Planning Act). They affect how land is developed and how natural resources are used, managed and conserved across NSW.

The Department of Planning and Environment’s proposal would revise and consolidate seven existing SEPPs into one Environment SEPP. EDO NSW can only support SEPP consolidation where there is no reduction of environmental protection, transparency, enforceability or accountability. 

This submission briefly identifies important issues that require clarification. It addresses:
- The reform context
- Development in environmentally sensitive areas
- Catchments
- Urban bushland
- Waterways.