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Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 2017.

Territorial subdivision
New South Wales
Document type
Long title
An Act to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 with respect to the system of environmental planning and assessment in New South Wales; and for other purposes.
Environment gen.
EIA Environmental planning Environmental fees/charges Cultural heritage Institution Indigenous peoples Policy/planning
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Indian Ocean, Oceania, South Pacific
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on 1 March 2018.

This Act amends the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No. 203. The objects of this Act are as follows: a) to promote the social and economic welfare of the community and a better environment by the proper management, development and conservation of the State’s natural and other resources; b) to facilitate ecologically sustainable development by integrating relevant economic, environmental and social considerations in decision-making about environmental planning and assessment; c) to promote the orderly and economic use and development of land; d) to promote the delivery and maintenance of affordable housing; e) to protect the environment, including the conservation of threatened and other species of native animals and plants, ecological communities and their habitats; f) to promote the sustainable management of built and cultural heritage (including Aboriginal cultural heritage); g) to promote good design and amenity of the built environment; h) to promote the proper construction and maintenance of buildings, including the protection of the health and safety of their occupants; i) to promote the sharing of the responsibility for environmental planning and assessment between the different levels of government in the State; j) to provide increased opportunity for community participation in environmental planning and assessment.

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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Legislation | Australia | 1979 (2020)

Keyword: Cultural heritage, Indigenous peoples, Basic legislation, EIA, Environmental planning, Dispute settlement, Offences/penalties, Policy/planning, Aquaculture, Freshwater resources management, Sustainable development, Water conservation zone