How planning works

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has developed a Community Guide to Planning to help the community understand how planning in our state works. 

It provides clear, detailed and easy to follow information about the planning process, including who does the planning, how it works and how the community can get involved. 

If you want to know more about how parks, libraries and other community facilities are planned for, find out what the rules are before you build a shed, a deck or start a renovation, or understand how to have your say on the future of your area, the guide will get you started and show you where to go if you need more information.