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, protection of trees and heritage conservation, as well as a number of other environmental requirements. 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.

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

To view the LEP maps on the NSW legislation website:

Planning Proposals

Preparation of a planning proposal is required as part of the plan making process to amend the Local Environmental Plan.

A planning proposal may deal with a minor change to an existing LEP or it may aim to introduce a new precinct or Council-wide LEP.

Click here to find out more about planning proposals.

Vision 2040 – Shaping Randwick’s Future

Council has prepared a Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing Strategy that sets out the strategic land use planning priorities and actions to guide and manage growth across the City over the next 15 years. The Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing Strategy was informed by extensive community consultation during 2019 branded as ‘Vision 2040 - Shaping Randwick’s Future’. The Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing Strategy has informed a review of Randwick LEP 2012. More information here.

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