Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for local government areas. They do this through zoning and development controls, which provide a framework for the way land can be used. LEPs are the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and also ensure local development is done appropriately.
We work closely with all councils to ensure up-to-date local planning controls are in place.
We started the Standard Instrument LEP program in 2006 to create a common format and content for the plans.
152 of all 152 councils in NSW now have a comprehensive plan in place.
Through the Gateway process, for more detail go to:
Visit LEPs Online, the local plan making tracking system. You can track the progress of a plan or review.
Visit SCCs Online, the site compatibility certificate application tracking system. You can track the progress of applications for site compatibility certificates (SCCs) for seniors housing in your local area and view associated documents.
The regional teams are the main interface between the department and local government and work closely with stakeholders and the community to ensure balanced and sustainable outcomes.
Page last updated: 04/02/2021