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:

Local Environment Plan Road Map

In March 2018, the NSW Government released ‘The Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of Three Cities’ and District Plans for each of Greater Sydney’s five districts. These plans reflect the NSW Government’s policy shift towards upfront strategic planning which requires an alignment between Regional, District Plans and Local Plans to give effect to District Plans. These reforms require councils to review and amend their Local Environmental Plans (LEP) within 3 years of the District plan being made.

All Councils are required to review and conduct a LEP health check to identify how closely aligned the existing local environmental plan is to the actions in the relevant District Plan. Council will also need to prepare a Housing Strategy and a Local Strategic Planning Statement.

Further information regarding the Local Strategic Planning Statement and the Housing Strategy can be found here

LEP Amendment Process

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 Counicl-wide LEP.

Click here to find out more about planning proposals.

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