Planning for People: A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW

Planning for People: A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW (the Charter) is a 2 page document that sets a community vision, key principles and desired outcomes for good planning in NSW.

The Charter is accompanied by a Companion document that details these principles and outcomes, as well as some of the mechanisms through which the Charter could be implemented.

How do I endorse the Charter?
You can endorse the Charter either as an individual or as an organisation.

Endorsing the Charter means that you or your organisation agrees with and supports its contents. Endorsement of the Charter acknowledges the issues raised in its Companion document.

To endorse the Charter as an individual, click here
To endorse the Charter as an organisation, click here

The names of all organisations who have endorsed the Charter, as well as candidates for the 2015 NSW State Elections, are listed on this website.

Who was it prepared by?
The Charter and its Companion were prepared by a working group of community organisations in consultation with the Better Planning Network, Community Councillors Network, Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development, National Parks Association of NSW, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Nature Conservation Council of NSW, NSW Heritage Network, Shelter NSW and the Total Environment Centre.

What is its purpose?
The Charter has been developed for use by a wide range of groups and individuals in the lead-up to the NSW Elections in March 2015, to put the need for good planning on the agenda of voters and candidates.

How can I help promote the Charter?
Promotion of the Charter is very important and your help, both as an organisation and/or an individual, is essential! These are some ways you can help:

  • encourage your friends and networks to endorse the Charter by posting a link to this website on your Facebook and/or Twitter account (#nswplanningcharter ).
  • ask your local MP and 2015 NSW State Election candidates to endorse the Charter.
  • insert news about the Charter in your group newsletter.
  • do a media release publicising your organisation’s endorsement of the Charter.
  • hold a Charter launch event or candidates forum in your local area.

Contact us for assistance at

For more information about these community organisations visit their websites by clicking on their logo:

AUSTRALIA-ICOMOS Better-Planning-Network Inner-City-Regional-Council

National-Parks-Association-NSW National-Trust Nature-Conservation-Council

Our-Land-Our-Water-Our-Future Shelter-NSW Total-Environment-Centre