Statutory Planning

The New South Wales Statutory Planning system is a particularly complicated and ever evolving myriad of state legislation and Councils’ planning instruments. GSA Planning’s extensive experience working with these documents over a long period of time and providing expert evidence in the Land and Environment Court ensures that a client will receive the latest and best planning advice that is available. Statutory planning in New South Wales is under the auspices of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Cognitive Regulations. Within this legislation there are the provisions for State Environmental Planning Policies, Regional Environmental Plans, Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans.

Members of our team interpret these documents on a day-to-day basis. As important, these documents form the basis of assessment of all applications lodged with Council. We not only interpret these documents, frequently we prepare draft statutory documents or Council Policy for endorsement by a responsible authority.