How planning controls are changed

How planning controls are changed

Planning controls can be changed to achieve better social, environmental or economic outcomes from development.

Changes to the City’s controls can be initiated by the City, NSW Government or by a proponent lodging a request.

The proposed changes are documented in a planning proposal and may include a draft development control plan that is reported to Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee for consideration.

Changes to the planning controls must give effect to strategic plans such as the Greater Sydney region plan, eastern city district plan and the City’s local strategic planning statement.

Planning proposal process

The process to change the planning controls that apply to a site are set out in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Request to prepare a planning proposal

Proponents may request the City prepare a planning proposal.

Last updated: Thursday, 18 June 2020