Planning Proposals

Due to continued growth and change in Liverpool, there may be occasions where the existing planning controls applying to the land do not reflect the best use of that land, or desired outcome for the area. Council will, on occasion, review the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to ensure that the planning controls appropriately reflect the desired character of the area. Applications for a planning proposal to amend the  Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 should clearly align with Council’s strategic directions, including local and sub-regional plans and policies.

Pre-planning proposal meeting

Prior to lodging an application for a planning proposal, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Council to arrange a pre-planning proposal meeting with the Planning Section. The pre-planning proposal meeting allows Council and the proponent to identify the strategic considerations for the planning proposal and also agree on the level of detail and the information required to consider the application. This approach ensures the proponent does not commit time and resources preparing unnecessary information, and also provides the opportunity to examine alternative solutions.

To arrange a pre-planning proposal meeting, please complete the Request for pre planning proposal meeting application form.

Lodging an application

A planning proposal is a comprehensive evidence based report, and should be prepared in accordance with the following:

Planning proposals may be supported by a planning agreement, however the strategic merit of the planning proposal must not solely rely on a planning agreement. Planning decisions will not be bought or sold through such planning agreements. Refer to the Planning Agreement Policy on Council’s Planning Agreements Page .

Applicants must contact Council to arrange an appointment to submit the planning proposal. Applications without the LEP Coordinator present will not be accepted.

To submit a planning proposal, please complete the LEP and DCP Amendment Application Form.

For information on Council’s fees and charges associated with the application, please see the rezoning and pre-planning proposal sections in Online Fees .

Last updated on 2017-08-18AEST13:54:07+1000