Why is a Local Environmental Plan Important?

Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions and manage the way land is used within a local government area. LEPs are used to zone land for a range of uses such as for housing, commercial and industrial development, open space, rural development and other uses.

LEPs are the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and ensure local development is done appropriately and in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Development Control Plans (DCPs) provide more detailed guidance for local development permitted under the LEP.

What Local Environmental Plans apply in Narrandera Shire?

The LEP applies to land in Narrandera Shire and identifies where different types of development may be permitted:

Your land

Check the zoning of your land

New South Wales Planning and Environment's Planning Portal allows you to access information about land use zones and map layers in Local Environmental Plans:

Check what you can do/build on your land

Land-use tables in the LEPs outline what development is permitted without consent, what uses need development consent and what is prohibited.

Exempt and complying development

Some uses or development may be exempt from needing development consent, and some may be able to be undertaken with a Complying Development Certificate (CDC). For information refer to State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.

Development and Environment Team
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