The NSW Planning Assessment Commission is a statutory body established under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) in November 2008.
The Commission is independent of the NSW Government, the Minister for Planning and the Department of Planning and Environment.
The EP&A Act details the functions of the Commission including the determination of development applications when those matters are delegated to it by the Minister, and the provision of independent expert advice to the Minister on a range of planning and development matters.
The Commission plays an important role in improving transparency and independence in the planning and decision making process of the government of NSW.
What's happening in my area?
To find out if the Commission is dealing with any planning matters in your area, you can search under Projects or click on your region of interest on the map below.