The Department has amended the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation) to introduce a range of nominal fees for certain planning applications, certificates and payments that are to be paid by the applicant as part of the digital application process on the NSW Planning Portal.

These fees are different to the lodgement and assessment fees charged by councils and private certifiers. They have been introduced to support the ongoing maintenance and delivery of the NSW Planning Portal and the related ePlanning Digital Services.

The Regulation amendment will come into effect from 1 July 2021. Fees will be as follows:

The Department is developing payment functionality on each of the relevant ePlanning Digital Services to enable applicants to pay all relevant fees online prior to lodgement.