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Local environmental plans

Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions and manage the way land is used within a local government area. LEPs are:

  • used to zone land for a range of uses such as for housing, commercial and industrial development, open space, rural development and other uses.
  • the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and ensure local development is done appropriately and in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Development control plans provide more detailed guidance for local development permitted under the LEP.

Eurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012

This LEP applies to most land in the Eurobodalla Shire, and identifies where different types of development may be permitted:

Your land

Check the zoning of your land

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Planning Portal allows you to access information about land-use zones and map layers in Local Environmental Plans:

Council's GIS mapping also provides some spatial information for community use:

Check what you can do/build on your land

Land-use tables in the LEPs outline what development is permitted without consent, what uses need development consent and what is prohibited.

To help navigate the land-use tables in the LEP 2012, you can use the land-use matrix:

Exempt and complying development

Some uses or development may be exempt from needing development consent, and some may be able to be undertaken with a Complying Development Certificate (CDC).

Planning proposals

A planning proposal is a document that explains the detail and intended effect of a proposed LEP or a proposed amendment to an existing LEP. The planning proposal sets out the reasons for making that plan and the potential social, economic and environmental impacts of the proposal.

The preparation of a planning proposal is the first step in preparing or amending an LEP. Throughout the course of preparing the proposed LEP, the planning proposal itself may evolve. This is especially the case for complex proposals. Planning proposals are exhibited for community input before any final decisions are made on the plans.

More information about the planning proposal process can be found on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's website.

Implementation of the Rural Lands Strategy and other matters

On 12 July 2016 Council endorsed a planning proposal to implement the recommendations of the Rural Lands Strategy and to make other amendments to the Eurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012:

A Gateway Determination from the Minister for Planning was issued to Council on 31 October 2017.

Flood mapping and related amendments

On 8 August 2017, Council endorsed a planning proposal to include flood mapping in the ELEP 2012, to rezone certain flood prone land from E2 to an appropriate zone and to make related amendments. A Gateway Determination on this planning proposal was issued on 27 November 2017 and it is was placed on public exhibition from 8 November 2017 to 2 February 2018.

We can help you

If you need more information, please phone our Development Help Desk:

  • T: 02 4474 1231
  • E: Council's Development Help Desk
  • visit our customer service centre at the corner of Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.