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Local planning and zoning

Local environmental plans (LEPs) are the main planning tool for shaping the future of communities and ensuring local development is done appropriately.

LEPs provide a framework that guides planning decisions for local government areas through zoning and development controls. Zoning determines how land can be used (for example, for housing, industry, or recreation) and development controls set guidelines such as the maximum building height allowed.

Changes to LEPs keep local planning controls up to date. The process of making and amending LEPs aims to make sure these changes are in keeping with broader strategies and deliver good planning outcomes.

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