Planning controls

State and local planning legislation, strategies, controls and policies designed to address a variety of specific planning issues influence development decisions in Murray River Council.

Depending on where you live and where you want to build different rules and regulations may apply. The majority of these are outlined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs), the Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) and the Development Control Plans (DCPs).

There are also a number of maps, plans and policies designed to address specific issues like minimum lot sizes, heritage and hazard affected areas such as bushfires.

Planning controls