21 August 2012 — Feedback on an amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) is needed by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure. The amendment proposes that applications for routine maintenance, emergency works or installation of new or replacement plant on the existing site could be assessed and self-approved by the public authorities. As well, public authorities would be able to lodge a development application with a council or the department to expand their existing electricity-generating facilities onto adjacent land. The amendment is open to feedback until 19 September. Details: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/proposals or (02) 9228 6333 or 1300 305 695.