Strategic plans and planning controls

Strategic plans and planning controls

Do I need approval?

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has information about exempt and complying development that can be done without planning approval from the City.

Plans and policies

Our plans and policies provide an urban planning framework for development and conservation in the City of Sydney local area.

Strategic plans

Strategic plans that apply in the City of Sydney local area.

Local environmental plans

Local environmental plans that apply in the City of Sydney local area.

Development control plans

Development control plans that apply in the City of Sydney local area.

Planning controls map

Describes the planning controls that apply to different areas of the City.

Development policies

Development policies provide additional information and guidance to the controls contained within local environmental plans and development control plans.

Plans, policies and places under review

Planning proposals, local strategic reviews, NSW Government precinct reviews and heritage floor space applications under review.

Development contributions

Development contributions may be required for some development to contribute towards the cost of new and upgraded amenities for the people who will live and work in the development.

Affordable housing contributions

Affordable housing contributions may be required for some development in Green Square, Ultimo and Pyrmont and the employment lands to contribute towards the cost of providing affordable housing.

Community participation plan

The community participation plan outlines the City’s community participation requirements under planning legislation.

Planning agreements

Planning agreements (also commonly referred to as voluntary planning agreements or VPAs) form one part of the City's developer contribution system. Draft planning agreements are exhibited on this page.

Travel plans

A travel plan should be considered as a site management tool for developers that provides incentives for people to make more sustainable transport choices.

How planning controls are changed

Changing the planning controls explains the planning proposal process.

Draft plans and policies

Draft plans and policies that are matters for consideration when the City assesses development applications.

Last updated: Thursday, 18 June 2020