Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

The Randwick Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 commenced on 15 February 2013 and provides the main legal (or statutory) document for planning and development in Randwick City.

It controls how land is used (via zones) and sets out provisions for how land can be developed. It also contains provisions to conserve Randwick's heritage and protect sensitive land.

The LEP comprises the written Instrument and a range of maps including land zoning, floor space ratio, height of buildings and heritage. It was adopted by Council following intensive consultation with the community, and formally approved by the NSW Minister for Planning, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Randwick LEP 2012 was gazetted on 1 February 2013 and formally commenced on 15 February 2013, replacing Randwick LEP 1998 (Consolidation).

To view the Randwick LEP 2012 on the NSW legislation website:

To view the LEP maps on the NSW legislation website:

Note: All DAs lodged before 15 February 2013 (commencement of Randwick LEP 2012) are assessed under the previous LEP 1998 (Consolidation) and previous Development Control Plans.

Randwick LEP 2012  - proposed amendments (planning proposals)

Amendments to the LEP are made from time to time to rezone land or amend the Plan's provisions. Like the Plan itself, amendments must be formally gazetted in the Government Gazette. There are currently no gazetted amendments to Randwick LEP 2012. Draft amendments are listed below.

Number AmendmentsStatus

Inglis Newmarket site - mixed use redevelopment. 

Planning Proposal to amend  Randwick LEP 2012 for the Inglis Newmarket site bounded by Barker, Jane, Young and Botany Streets, Randwick. Proposed rezoning for mixed density residential and neighbourhood business uses.

The Sydney East Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) is the relevant planning authority for this proposal.

The current status of the proposal is available from the Department of Planning and Environment's Local Plan Making Tracking System.  

On 7 May 214, the JRPP resolved to recommend that the Minister for Planning and Environment make the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for the Inglis Site subject to development parameters.  The record of the JRPP's decision can be viewed online.

Royal Randwick Racecourse - Hotel Development.

Planning Proposal to amend  Randwick LEP 2012 to allow additional permitted uses on the Royal Randwick Racecourse being a hotel/motel and serviced apartments, with integrated conference and function facilities and ancillary bar and restaurant, in the 'spectator precinct' of the Racecourse site.

The Director General, Department of Planning is the relevant planning authority for this proposal.

Check the Department of Planning and Environment's tracking system for current status and links to relevant reports.

The rezoning proposal also has an accompanying State Significant Development Application, and the relevant documents can be viewed online. 

Archived LEPs

View the Inventory of archived LEPs from 1998 - 2012.  

LEP Amendment Process

Preparation of a planning proposal is required as part of the plan making process to amend the planning controls of land (contained in a local environmental plan). This is also known as the rezoning process which is the process of changing the zone of a parcel of land, increasing or decreasing the range of permissible uses or changing development standards that apply to land (such as building height and floor space ratio). Council has prepared a Rezoning Application Fact Sheet which provides detailed guidance on Council's role in this process and information requirement.

The Department of Planning and Environment provides guidelines on preparing local environmental plans and planning proposals:

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