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.

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:

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:

Archived LEPs

View the Inventory of archived LEPs from 1998 - 2012.

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