Planning proposals

What is a planning proposal?

A planning proposal is a request to amend the planning controls and/or zoning of land/site within a Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

Pre-lodgement meeting

A meeting with a member of the Development Services Team ensures your application contains all the relevant information required to lodge a Request to amend the LEP. We may ask you to provide additional information before lodging with the Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E). Once lodged with the DPE you may be asked to undertake investigative studies and/or provide additional information to further assess your request before going on public exhibition.

Disclosure of political donations

A Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement must accompany the written request to Council to initiate the making of a Local Environmental Plan. Under s147 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, all relevant political donations and gifts must be disclosed by individuals or entities with a relevant financial interest when a planning application is made.

Related information

Gateway Process provides an overview of the LEP-making process including links to Frequently Asked Questions
Guide to Preparing Local Environmental Plans (April 2013) provides further information regarding the purpose of LEPs and the processes involved in making amendments to LEPs
LEP Tracking System enables you to track the progress of an LEP Request
Department of Planning and Environment NSW