A new government office may see more development in greenfield and urban renewal sites across one state, according to recent announcements.
Minister for planning and infrastructure, Brad Hazzard, has announced a new Housing and Infrastructure Delivery Office to drive housing delivery across New South Wales.
“This unit is part of a restructure to deliver on the Government’s commitment of providing more housing and jobs across the state,” Mr Hazzard said.
“A new executive structure will also allow the Department of Planning and Infrastructure to provide sustainable housing growth, business and infrastructure investment in NSW.”
The NSW planning system is currently undergoing an overhaul to move from an over-regulated environment to a more flexible outcome-driven system.
“These reforms will ensure the community is better engaged in changes to their regions and local area with planning becoming easier to understand, more transparent and accessible online,” he said.
Fast-tracked approvals, long-term planning for research issues and expanded online planning outcomes will be key features of the new structure.