Exhibition

Department of Planning & Environment

Draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities)

The Department of Planning and Environment is inviting feedback on the proposed draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 (draft Education and Child Care SEPP) and associated planning and design guidelines.

The draft Education and Child Care SEPP aims to:
• Simplify and standardise planning approval pathways for educational establishments and child care facilities (including allowing certain development as exempt and complying development);
• Establish consistent State-wide assessment requirements and controls; and,
• Align the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care Facilities with the NSW planning system.

The draft Education and Child Care SEPP applies to child care facilities, schools, TAFEs and universities across NSW.

Draft planning guidelines have been prepared to assist education providers when planning and designing education and child care facilities. The draft Education and Child Care SEPP and associated guidelines provide greater clarity, consistency and transparency around planning for education and child care facilities.

We welcome your feedback on the draft SEPP and guidelines. Submissions can be made until 7 April 2017.
Attachments & Resources
Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 03/02/2017
Exhibition Concludes 07/04/2017
Exhibition Location Department of Planning and Environment 320 Pitt Street, Sydney
Relevant Legislation Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Act 2011 State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011 Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 All Local Environmental Plans
Type Policies
Local Government Area Statewide
Making a submission

We value your input into the planning process and look forward to reading your submission. Please follow the steps below to make a submission online.

1. Read the Department's Privacy Statement

Your personal information is protected under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act). The Department collects personal information in submissions for the purposes set out in the Department's Privacy Statement.

We respect your right to privacy. Before lodging your submission you will be asked to confirm that you have read the terms of the Privacy Statement, which sets out:

  • how personal information is defined under the PPIP Act - it includes but is not limited to your name, address, and email address;
  • the purposes for which the department collects personal information; and
  • how personal information collected by the department will be used.

2. Decide whether to include your personal information in your submission

(a) When you make a submission we will publish:

  • the content of your submission and any attachments - including any personal information about you which you have chosen to include in those documents
  • a list of submitters, which will include:
    • your name (unless you request your name be withheld from the list by ticking the relevant box below)
    • your suburb or town

(b) If you wish to maintain your privacy in this submission process you must:

  • request your name be withheld from the list of submitters by ticking the relevant box in the form below, and
  • not include any of your personal information in your submission or attachments.

We will not publish offensive, threatening, defamatory or other inappropriate material.

3. Fill in the online submission form

To make an online submission, please fill in the following fields. Those marked with an asterisk "*" are mandatory.

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