Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure

Building the future of NSW today through delivering diverse planning, housing solutions, and infrastructure across the state.

Our agencies

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Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens of Sydney cares for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Domain Sydney, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

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Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW

Find regulatory information and statistics, or get help planning a burial or cremation.

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Crown Lands

We are responsible for the administration of Crown land, including its parks, reserves, roads, assets.


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Greater Sydney Parklands

A city-wide voice for public green space and parks, Greater Sydney Parklands Trust brings together some of Sydney's most iconic places.



Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation

We are empowered to unlock and deliver outcomes that revitalise the Hunter and Central Coast regions.



NSW Independent Planning Commission

The independent decision-making body for complex and contentious state significant development in NSW.


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Office of Local Government

Responsible for strengthening the sustainability, performance, integrity, transparency and accountability of the local government sector.




We help design and create thriving communities, towns and cities for the people of the state. We work to ensure jobs, infrastructure and housing are delivered sustainably with environmental protection at front of mind.


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Property and Development NSW

The central property agency for the NSW government. We partner to create purpose-led solutions that reimagine property, rejuvenate environments and revitalise communities in NSW.



Sydney Olympic Park

We strive to create an active and vibrant place for residents, visitors, and businesses alike.



Valuer General

The Valuer General is an independent statutory officer appointed by the Governor of NSW to oversee the valuation system.



Bradfield Development Authority

Building stronger, well-connected communities by delivering Bradfield City Centre and supporting investment attraction within the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

Our Ministers

Our responsibilities are spread across the following ministers:

Minister for Planning and Public SpacesPaul Scully
Minister for Local GovernmentRon Hoenig
Minister for Lands and PropertyStephen Kamper

Our vision

Together we shape thriving communities, public spaces, places and economies.

Our purpose

The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure improves the liveability and prosperity of NSW. To achieve this we:

  • create vibrant, productive spaces and precincts
  • manage lands, assets and property effectively
  • deliver affordable and diverse housing.

Our Secretary 

Kiersten Fishburn is the Secretary of the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) and oversees the portfolio of agencies within her remit.

Kiersten has worked in the public service for two decades, across multiple portfolios and two tiers of government. She’s passionate about delivering thriving environments, communities and helping NSW achieve its full potential.

Kiersten was Deputy Secretary, Cities & Active Transport at Transport for NSW, focusing on ensuring our cities and neighbourhoods are integrated with transport, making places, streets and open spaces functional, beautiful, inclusive and inviting for all to enjoy.

Prior to joining Transport, Kiersten led the Planning Delivery Unit (PDU) in the Department of Planning and Environment. She was also the CEO of Liverpool City Council, and held leadership roles with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Accessible Arts and City of Sydney.

Contact us

Postal address
Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure
Locked Bag 5022
Parramatta NSW 2124

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