Final Report on Reforming licensing in NSW

11 Aug 2015

IPART has undertaken a review of licensing in NSW.  The review aimed to assist the NSW Government in achieving its target of $750 million in reduced ‘red tape’ for business and the community by June 2015. 

We have now released our Final Report on reforming licensing in NSW. Our Final Report:

  • presents the results of our licence surveys of local councils and NSW Government departments and agencies
  • considers reforming licensing in NSW with a focus on improving licence design and administration
  • identifies and prioritises licences for reform
  • recommends specific licence reforms which are estimated to result in between $117 million and $130 million per year of ‘red tape’ savings to business and community
  • explains the Licensing Framework and Guide for regulators to use when assessing their existing or proposed licences.

For information about our recommendations on reforming licensing in NSW, see Fact Sheet.


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