Review Process Now Available For Zoning Proposals

01/11/2012 1:13 am

The NSW Planning Department issued a planning circular this week to advise councils and developers about new delegations and independent reviews related to plan making under Part 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act).

Two changes have been put in place to improve the re-zoning process under Part 3 of the Act. These changes come into effect tomorrow and  are aimed at increasing transparency, providing greater certainty, and increasing councils' roles and responsibilities in plan making, by:

  • delegating the making of some local environmental plans (LEPs) to councils, and
  • allowing for independent reviews of some council and departmental decisions in the plan making process.

Review the circular here.