The planning system addresses a range of environmental, social and economic issues.

NSW planning controls are prepared by both state and local government. This means there is no one simple document that defines all development for a parcel of land in NSW. 

The overarching legislation for planning in NSW is the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. This legislation sets the ground rules – powers for Council officers, requirements for submitting  a Development Application, what needs to be considered when an officer assesses an application and more.

The following is a summary of each of the elements of the planning system that regulate land use and development for most development in the Snowy Valleys Council area.

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