Under Consideration

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
Submissions(136)
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