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LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS

What are Local Environmental Plans?

Local environmental plans prepared by councils, guide planning decisions for a local government area. Through zoning and development controls, they allow councils to supervise the ways in which land is used.

How is a local environmental plan prepared?

The local environmental plan is proposed, by a local council or by the Minister for Planning. The council carries out a local environmental study. This deals with topics like environmental conservation, housing and settlement, and suitable infrastructure development for industry. It allows the council to identify and focus on important issues.

The council prepares a draft plan, assisted by general directives from the Minister for Planning. The council then invites the community to comment on the plan, along with the local environmental study.

The council considers the comments made by members of the public, and may incorporate them into the draft plan.

With the Minister’s approval, the plan becomes law and is published in the Government Gazette.

Cootamundra Local Environmental Plan 2013

The Cootamundra Local Environmental Plan 2013 came into effect on 26 th July 2013.

The Local Environmental Plan replaces Interim Development Order No 1 – Shire of Cootamundra and associated amendments.

To view the LEP written instrument click here:
 LEP Written Instrument

To view the LEP Maps click here:
 LEP Maps

Gundagai's Local Environmental Plan 2011

The Gundagai Local Environmental Plan came into effect on 23rd September 2011.

The LEP is read in conjunction with the list of state environmental planning policies, Ministerial Directions and deemed state environmental planning policies (formerly regional environmental plans).  Collectively all planning instruments are affected by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

To view the LEP written instrument click here:
 LEP Written Instrument

To view the LEP Maps click here:
 LEP Maps