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. Draft Proposals are listed below.

All comments in writing are welcome, please send your comments by email to council@randwick.nsw.gov.au or by post to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

Number AmendmentsStatus
RZ/3/2015

270 Malabar Road, Maroubra 

Amend Schedule 1 of Randwick LEP 2012 to include child care centre as a permitted use on the site 

Background information:
Council Report PDF, 282.83 KB
Gateway Determination PDF, 73.54 KB
Council Resolution PDF, 17.96 KB
Planning Proposal PDF, 8647.97 KB 

This Planning Proposal including all attachments can be viewed between Tuesday 29 March and Friday 29 April 2016 at:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 30 Frances Street Randwick, between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday,
  • Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra, during Library hours,
  • Malabar Library, 1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville, during Library hours, and
  • Randwick Library Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick during Library hours.
RZ/2/2015

1T Romani Way, Matraville

Rezone land from SP2 Infrastructure to R3 Medium Density Residential with a proposed maximum height limit of 9.5m and maximum FSR of 0.75:1


Council resolved not to support the planning proposal on 8 September 2015. The proponent has sought a pre-Gateway review from the Minister for Planning. Further information can be obtained from the website of the NSW Department of Planning & Environment.
RZ/1/2015

84-108 Anzac Parade, Kensington

Amend the maximum height permissible on the site to part 34m and part 41.5m

Council resolved not to support the planning proposal. The proponent sought a pre-Gateway Review from the Minister for Planning & Environment. Further information can be can be obtained from the website of the NSW Department of Planning & Environment.
The JRPP resolved on the 3 December 2015 that the Planning Proposal should not proceed to Gateway Determination.
RZ/4/2015

137-151 Anzac Parade, Kensington

Amend Randwick LEP 2012 to increase the permissible height control to 83m and the maximum FSR of 7:1 for the subject land

On 22 March 2016 Council resolved not to support the Planning Proposal.
RZ/1/2014

395, 397-397A Anzac Parade, Kensington &
17 Bunnerong Road, Kingsford

Amend Randwick LEP 2012 to increase the height permissible on the land to 65m and to increase the permissible FSR to 8:1

On 7 December 2015, the JRPP resolved that the Planning Proposal should not proceed to gateway determination. Further information can be obtained from the website of the NSW Department of Planning & Environment.
RZ/5/2015

111-125 Anzac Parade, Kensington

Amend Randwick LEP 2012 to increase the maximum height on the site to 85m and the maximum FSR of 7:1

On 22 March 2016 Council resolved not to support the Planning Proposal.

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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