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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.


Local planning Directions

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.


Current and previously issued section 9.1 Directions

The following documents provide advice on Ministerial Directions issued under section 9.1 of the Act – previously section 117(2).


Directions for planning proposals


Resources for section 9.1 Integrating Land Use and Transport


Relevant planning system circulars


More information

For more information please contact us via our online form.

Page last updated: 11/08/2021