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This section provides local councils with resources to help in preparing and assessing development applications, planning proposals and local environmental plans.


In Greater Sydney, District Plans will need to be considered in all planning proposal stages.

You must follow certain directions when preparing planning proposals for new Local Environment Plans (LEPs).


The directions cover the following broad categories:

  • employment and resources
  • environment and heritage
  • housing, infrastructure and urban development
  • hazard and risk
  • regional planning
  • local plan making.

These documents provide advice on Ministerial Directions issued under section 9.1 of the Act - previously section 117(2).

Directions for planning proposals

Resources for S 9.1 Integrating Land Use and Transport

Relevant planning system circulars

Page last updated: 01/07/2020