Archive for category: Planning Alerts

Proposed Changes To Template LEP

Proposed Changes To Template LEP

  Feedback is being sought by the Planning Department on recommendations to change the Statewide template being used to update Local Environmental Plans (LEPs), including to give greater flexibility to local councils. The Statewide LEP template is used as the basis for all new council-wide planning instruments. Nearly half of […]

Changes To Streamlined Code-Based Development Approvals

Changes To Streamlined Code-Based Development Approvals

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure is inviting public comment on a range of proposed changes to the streamlined Statewide approvals code. Since 2008, the NSW Government has supported Statewide streamlined code-based planning approvals. The rules for these types of approvals are set out in the State Environmental Planning […]

Planning For Paper Subdivisions

Planning For Paper Subdivisions

The NSW Planning Department recently exhibited a draft mechanism to assist the development of land held in ‘paper subdivisions’. Paper subdivisions refers to land that has been subdivided on paper, but typically not zoned or serviced to allow housing and other development. These subdivisions can date back to the late […]

Infrastructure NSW Today Released The State Infrastructure Strategy

Infrastructure NSW Today Released The State Infrastructure Strategy

Infrastructure NSW today released the State Infrastructure Strategy, its independent advice to the NSW Government on the priority infrastructure investments and reforms required to drive productivity and economic growth. The recommendations cover the next five, 10 and 20 years, and have been developed to be affordable and realistic. View the […]

Planning Alert – Draft Byron LEP 2012 On Public Exhibition

The Draft Byron Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) and Byron Shire Local Environmental Study 2008 is on exhibition for a period of 60 days from 24 September to 23 November 2012. more…

Additional Permitted Uses Under Schedule 1 of LEPs

Additional Permitted Uses Under Schedule 1 of LEPs

The  NSW Standard Instrument adopts a land use zone-based format for identifying permitted and prohibited land uses. Any uses permitted within the Land Use table are applicable to the entire zone it relates to. Clauses 2.5 of the Standard Instrument Order allows Councils to permit additional uses for particular sites. […]

Alert – Planning Controls For Warnervale Town Centre Returned To Wyong Council

The NSW Government has returned planning controls for Warnervale Town Centre to Wyong Shire Council, giving the council greater control over the zoning, density and heights within the precinct. more…

Minor Amendments To Cessnock LEP 2011 On Public Exhibition

Cessnock City Council has resolved to prepare an amendment to the Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011 to correct a number of minor mapping errors, zoning and land use table anomalies as well as inconsistencies between the schedules and maps in the Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011. more…