Thursday, May 30, 2024

Seasonal workers’ accommodation plan out for review

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on a new planning framework and guidelines for temporary and seasonal workers’ accommodation.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is exhibiting a proposed Temporary and Seasonal Workers’ Accommodation Toolkit, which comprises the following documents and guides:

  • a definition of temporary workers’ accommodation in the Standard Instrument—Principal Local Environmental Plan;
  • a local provision for councils that would like to adopt provisions for rural workers’ dwellings and/or temporary workers’ accommodation in their local environmental plans;
  • for councils that choose to adopt one or both local provisions: guidance on locational and zoning considerations;
  • guidance on local complying development provisions for rural workers’ dwellings for councils adopting a local provision.

The Department is also seeking feedback on proposed changes to support the delivery of construction workers’ accommodation within designated Renewable Energy Zones (REZ).

Submissions close on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

View the exhibition documents
(Explanation of Intended Effect, Draft Guideline and FAQs) here.

More information.

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