Better Regulation

Following the release of the Final Report of the Independent Review of the NSW Regulatory Policy Framework, the NSW Government has made the decisions to:

The Commissioner for Productivity will consider the recommendations in the Final Report and advise on the best way of implementing a new regulatory policy framework for NSW. More information is available from the Commissioner for Productivity website.

If you have ideas on how regulation can be improved or red tape reduced in NSW, please share them with the Commissioner for Productivity.


Independent review of the NSW regulatory policy framework

In December 2015, the NSW Audit Office began a performance audit of red tape reduction programs managed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet from 2011-2015. The audit is now complete and a report has been published. 

In response to the recommendations in the report, the NSW Government appointed an independent panel of experts in the fields of government, business and digitisation to undertake a comprehensive review of the NSW Regulatory Policy Framework. The Hon. Nick Greiner AC, former NSW Premier and Treasurer, chaired the panel.

In February 2018, the NSW Government publicly released the panel’s Final Report. Further information is available from the NSW Treasury website.


Better Regulation for NSW is now the responsibility of Commissioner for Productivity

For current NSW policy documents including the Guide to Better Regulation, please visit the Commissioner for Productivity.