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Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) websites and online newsletters contain information, data, documents, pages and images (‘online content’) prepared by the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), within the planning and environment cluster. This online content is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and, except where noted otherwise, is owned by the State of New South Wales through DPE.

DPE encourages the availability, dissemination and exchange of public information for non-commercial use. Where DPE is the owner, you may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with web content for educational and non-commercial purposes, on the condition that you include the copyright notice ‘© State of New South Wales through the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) or otherwise source the content appropriately.

You must, however, obtain permission from the DPE if you wish to:

  • use image/s or video content from DPE websites or a publication distributed via these websites
  • charge others for access to the work
  • include all or part of the work in advertising or in a product for sale or revenue
  • modify the work
  • use source code or software available as part of DPE websites

To request permission for these uses, please contact Manager Publishing

Images and other material supplied via DPE’s image library must be used according to the terms and conditions specified.

If you intend to use DPE online content on another website, this should be done via a direct link to this website to ensure that the latest version is always displayed.

This permission does not extend to copyright in content owned by others on this website or to web pages or other content linked from this website.

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Use of brands

As use of DPE-owned trademarks, logos and brands often implies endorsement, these cannot be used without the express permission of the organisation.

To request permission, please contact Manager Publishing.


Databases (as distinct from data itself) and source code that is available via DPE websites are copyright to DPE and cannot be used without express permission of this organisation or copyright owner where this is not DPE. Unless noted otherwise, data provided via this website is available for use under the same copyright provisions for online content outlined above.


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