Local environmental plans
Sydney LEP 2012
You can view the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and the maps adopted by the plan on the NSW legislation website.
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The following planning instruments apply to development within the City of Sydney local area.
Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012
The plan applies to most of the City's local area and is made up of a written instrument and maps.
These documents (download below) are referred to in the Sydney LEP 2012:
- Green Square affordable housing program: details the provisions for this scheme, which was adopted by Council on 12 March 2012.
- Competitive design policy: sets out how an applicant must demonstrate that a proposed development is the result of an architectural or competitive design process.
These are the planning instruments that currently apply to development within the City's local area:
- Sydney LEP 2012*
- Sydney LEP 2005 – Frasers Broadway only
- Sydney LEP (Glebe Affordable Housing Project) 2011*
- Sydney LEP (Harold Park) 2011*
- South Sydney LEP 1998*
- Sydney LEP (Green Square Town Centre) 2013*
- Sydney LEP (Green Square Town Centre – Stage 2) 2013*
- South Sydney LEP 1998 Amendment 17: Green Square Town Centre
- South Sydney LEP 1998 Amendment 19: Green Square Town Centre
- South Sydney LEP 1998 Amendment 21: Green Square Town Centre
- South Sydney LEP 114
- Planning Scheme Ordinance
The documents can be downloaded below.
* To access these LEPs refer to Links.
The NSW legislation website includes a copy of Sydney LEP 2012 and the maps adopted by this plan. Please visit the link in the column to the right for more information.
Sydney LEP 2005
The plan continues to apply to Frasers Broadway, the former Carlton and United Breweries site. For a limited time the superseded provisions are still available to download below for informational purposes only.
Repealed local environmental plans
These plans have been superseded by the Sydney LEP 2012:
- Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2000
- Leichhardt Interim Development Order 27.
For a limited time the plans are still available to download below for informational purposes only.
Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2005LEP (Glebe Affordable Housing Project) 2011LEP (Harold Park) 2011South Sydney LEP 1998Sydney Local Environmental Plan (Green Square Town Centre) 2013 Sydney Local Environmental Plan (Green Square Town Centre – Stage 2) 2013
The documents available for download below are PDF files. If you require an alternative accessible format, please contact the City to advise your requirements:
Find your Sydney LEP 2012 map sheet number
This map will help you find the relevant Sydney LEP 2012 map sheet number
The LEP maps are divided into 24 sheets. Use this map to identify the map sheet that will show the property or area you’re interested in.
This sheet number is the same for each type of map, whether it’s the height of buildings, floor space ratio, heritage or other type.
After you identify the map sheet number, go to the NSW Legislation website to view the list of maps.
The map sheet number is shown in the ‘Map types’ and ‘Map sheets (identification numbers)’ columns, as shown in the accompanying image. Click the map sheet title to open the map.
The City has produced this map finder to help find the maps and is a guide only. The LEP and its maps are published on the NSW Legislation website. You should check you are referring to the correct map based on the information on that website.
If you have any questions about the LEP or the maps you can contact a City planning officer on 9265 9333.
Last updated: Tuesday, 8 October 2013