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As a New South Wales State Owned Corporation, and as a major land owner of industrial and port related lands, Port Authority of New South Wales performs a number of development approval and review functions. These include:

  1. Permission to Lodge
    Providing Permission to Lodge for developments proposed by tenants / other parties on land owned by Port Authority of New South Wales, including exempt and complying development.
  2. Harbour Master Approval
    Providing Harbour Master Approval (under the Management of Waters and Waterside Lands Regulations-NSW) for any works which disturb the bed of the port areas of Sydney Harbour or Botany Bay.

Certain minor developments may be exempt or complying development and therefore not require development consent. However, consent from Port Authority of New South Wales as the land owner is still required.

Port Authority of New South Wales aims to provide the highest level of service to our customers while fulfilling our statutory obligations.

If you are proposing to undertake any works on land owned by Port Authority of New South Wales, please contact Port Authority of New South Wales Property and Development Department in the first instance to discuss your proposal. 

If you are proposing to undertake any works within the port areas of Sydney Harbour or Botany Bay but not on land owned by Port Authority of New South Wales, please contact Port Authority of New South Wales’ Planning Department in the first instance for advice on the process that applies to your development proposal.