Posted on March 30, 2022 by Katie Mortimer, Megan Hawley and Ming Gu

Consolidated SEPPs — Summary of Where to Find the Former Instruments

We previously blogged on the consolidation of existing State Environmental Planning Policies into 11 new thematic instruments, in an attempt by the State Government to simplify the planning system.

On 1 March 2022, the thematic SEPPs commenced. The former SEPPs now exist as ‘Chapters’ within the new instruments.

There are no savings and transitional provisions contained in the new instruments. Rather, each instrument contains a ‘transferred provision’ clause which states that section 30A of the Interpretation Act 1987 is taken to apply. The effect of this is that the transfer of clauses to the new instruments will not affect their operation, and the clauses should be construed as if they had not been transferred.

The table below summarises in which new instrument the former SEPPs can be located:

New Consolidated SEPP Former Instruments 
State Environmental Planning Policy (Biodiversity and Conservation) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection) 2020
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy No 19 — Bushland in Urban Areas
  • State Environmental Planning Policy No 50 — Canal Estate Development
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Drinking Water Catchment) 2011
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 20 – Hawkesbury – Nepean River (No 2 – 1997)
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005
  • Greater Metropolitan Regional Environmental Plan No 2 – Georges River Catchment
  • Murray Regional Environmental Plan No 2 — Riverine Land
  • Willandra Lakes Regional Environmental Plan No 1 – World Heritage Property
State Environmental Planning Policy (Industry and Employment) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009
  • State Environmental Planning Policy 64 – Advertising and Signage
State Environmental Planning Policy (Resilience and Hazards) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018
  • State Environmental Planning Policy 33 – Hazardous and Offensive Development
  • State Environmental Planning Policy 55 – Remediation of Land
State Environmental Planning Policy (Resources and Energy) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 9 – Extractive Industries (No 2 – 1995)
State Environmental Planning Policy (Transport and Infrastructure) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Childcare Facilities) 2017
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Infrastructure Corridors) 2020
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Three Ports) 2013
State Environmental Planning Policy (Planning Systems) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Aboriginal Land) 2019
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Concurrences and Consents) 2018
State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts—Central River City) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (State Significant Precincts) 2005 [not in full – only certain provisions]
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centre) 2006
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Kurnell Peninsula) 1989
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Urban Renewal) 2010
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan 24 – Homebush Bay Area
State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts—Eastern Harbour City) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (State Significant Precincts) 2005 [not in full – only certain provisions]
  • Darling Harbour Development Plan No. 1
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 26 – City West
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 16 – Walsh Bay
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 33 – Cooks Cove
  • State Environmental Planning Policy No 47 – Moore Park Showground
State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts—Regional) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (State Significant Precincts) 2005
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Activation Precincts) 2020
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Kosciuszko National Park–Alpine Resorts) 2007
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Gosford City Centre) 2018
State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts—Western Parkland City) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (State Significant Precincts) 2005 [not in full – only certain provisions]
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centre) 2005
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Aerotropolis) 2020
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Parklands) 2009
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 30 – St Marys
State Environmental Planning Policy (Primary Production) 2021
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Primary Production and Rural Development) 2019
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 8 (Central Coast Plateau Areas)
State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021

*Commenced 26 November 2021

  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors and People with a Disability) 2004
  • State Environmental Planning Policy No 70 – Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes)
  • State Environmental Planning Policy No 21 – Caravan Parks
  • State Environmental Planning Policy No 36 – Manufactured Home Estates

Read our earlier post on the consolidation of the SEPPs here.

If you wish to discuss the consolidated SEPPs please contact Katie Mortimer on 8235 9716 or Megan Hawley on 8235 9703.