Liverpool’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) Review

Council has reviewed its Local Environmental Plan and has adopted the Liverpool Local Strategic Planning Statement to align with priorities outlined in the Greater Sydney Commission’s Western City District Plan.

An LEP is the primary instrument councils use to guide planning decisions. LEPs help to shape the character of an area using zoning and other development controls.

Zoning specifies which types of developments are allowed in certain areas, for example housing, offices and parks. Through zoning, Council can make sure Liverpool grows in places where it makes the most sense. It also ensures there is enough open space and community facilities and sets aside land for environmental protection. Along with other controls such as building heights and floor space ratios, zoning also dictates the scale and density of development allowed in an area.

'Connected Liverpool 2040' is Council's Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). It is Council’s long-term plan to shape Liverpool’s future and will guide the development of suburbs and balance the need for housing, jobs and services as well as parks, open spaces and the natural environment.

Click here for more information about the LSPS.

Following the release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s Greater Sydney Region Plan (A Metropolis of Three Cities) and Western City District Plan, Liverpool City Council has a legal obligation under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to review its LEP to ensure that it aligns with the priorities listed in these plans.

Council has adopted the Liverpool Local Housing Strategy, Liverpool Centres and Corridors Strategy and the Liverpool Industrial and Employment Lands Strategy.

The purpose of these strategies is to guide strategic land use planning in Liverpool and to support the ongoing review of the Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan.

The strategies respond to key trends and opportunities to ensure that growth in Liverpool is appropriately managed and provides guidance for the assessment of future planning proposals.

A range of technical studies have been prepared to help inform the LEP Review process. The completed studies (to date) are available to download below.

Note: The above Studies are technical documents. Please refer to Council’s adopted Strategies which include the implementation actions endorsed by Council.

The first planning proposal (Phase 1) of the LEP Review is now with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for finalisation.

Future Planning Proposals will be prepared as part of the implementation of the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and endorsed Strategies.