The draft Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (DP SEPP) 2021 aims to simplify and consolidate how to address the need for sustainable and resilient places and deliver good design in NSW.

The DP SEPP puts sustainability, resilience, and quality of places at the forefront of development. Our shared responsibility to sustain healthy and thriving communities, and to care for our environment underpins the policy. The DP SEPP will apply to all of NSW and spans places of all scales, from precincts, large developments and buildings, to infrastructure and public space (other than specified exclusions).

The draft DP SEPP and supporting draft guides are currently on public exhibition until the end of February 2022.