Draft Georges River Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2020

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CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED - Submissions received from the community will be assessed in a report to be considered by the Local Planning Panel.


COVID-19 Notice: Council’s customer service centres and libraries are currently closed due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The community still has the opportunity to contact the LEP project team on 9330 6211 or mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Exhibition Extended to 31 May 2020

The exhibition period for the draft Local Environmental Plan 2020 (draft LEP 2020), draft Local Housing Strategy and draft Inclusive Housing Strategy will be extended an additional 16 days from 15 May to 31 May 2020.

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CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED - Submissions received from the community will be assessed in a report to be considered by the Local Planning Panel.


COVID-19 Notice: Council’s customer service centres and libraries are currently closed due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The community still has the opportunity to contact the LEP project team on 9330 6211 or mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Exhibition Extended to 31 May 2020

The exhibition period for the draft Local Environmental Plan 2020 (draft LEP 2020), draft Local Housing Strategy and draft Inclusive Housing Strategy will be extended an additional 16 days from 15 May to 31 May 2020.

Council is unable to extend the exhibition beyond this date due to our commitments to the State Government under the Accelerated LEP Program.

As background, in September 2018 Council received $2.5 million in grant funding from the NSW Government for an accelerated review of Council’s existing LEPs and the preparation of a new LEP. In accordance with the funding agreement, Council is to submit the draft LEP 2020 to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment before 30 June 2020.

Notwithstanding the Planning System Acceleration Program, the following additional public consultation actions will be implemented:

  • A video presentation providing an overview of the key controls in the draft LEP 2020 (refer to the Draft LEP 2020 informational video below).
  • The exhibition period for the draft LEP 2020, draft Local Housing Strategy and draft Inclusive Housing Strategy will be extended an additional 16 days from 15 May to 31 May 2020.
  • Staff will continue to actively service the dedicated phone line and email to respond to enquiries from the community.
  • Three digital webinars are being held to provide the community with an opportunity to discuss the draft LEP 2020 with Council staff. Please register using the links below.

Please note that draft LEP 2020 is the first LEP in Council’s three stage LEP program for the local government area. The remaining two LEPs being undertaken in 2021 and 2022 will provide further opportunity to review the planning provisions if required.

Background

In 2019, Council endorsed the Georges River Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS 2040), which sets out the vision for the future of our local government area and will guide land use planning for the next 20 years. Over 500 residents and business operators participated in a series of workshops and surveys and told Council their suggestions for growth and the approach to guiding development within the Georges River LGA. This community consultation, undertaken for the LSPS 2040, has informed the draft Local Environmental Plan 2020 (draft LEP 2020) prepared by Georges River Council.

Draft LEP 2020

A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a legal document which controls land use and development in the local government area (LGA). A LEP contains provisions such as land use zones, building heights, heritage and local provisions, such as landscaping.

The draft LEP 2020 will replace and harmonise the existing LEPs applicable to the former council areas of Kogarah and Hurstville:

  • Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012
  • Kogarah Local Environmental Plan 2012

Planning Proposal Process

To explain the intended effect of the proposed LEP and set out the justification for making that plan, Council has prepared a planning proposal. The preparation of a planning proposal is the first step in preparing a LEP.

The draft Planning Proposal was reported to the Georges River Local Planning Panel (LPP) on 6 February 2020 seeking the LPP's endorsement to forward the Planning Proposal to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces for a Gateway Determination. A Gateway Determination specifies whether a planning proposal can proceed to public exhibition.

In accordance with the Georges River LPP resolution, the Planning Proposal for the draft LEP 2020 was forwarded to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces for a Gateway Determination.

Council received a Gateway Determination on 10 March 2020 from the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces (or delegate) for the Planning Proposal to proceed subject to conditions.

Public Exhibition

The draft LEP 2020 has been informed by a number supporting documents, including the Georges River Local Strategic Planning Statement and Heritage Review. The draft LEP 2020 has also been informed by the draft Local Housing Strategy and draft Inclusive Housing Strategy which set out the strategic direction for housing in the LGA over the next 20 years.

The draft LEP 2020 Planning Proposal, draft Local Housing Strategy, draft Inclusive Housing Strategy and all other supporting documents and fact sheets are available in the Document Library.

The draft LEP 2020, draft Local Housing Strategy and draft Inclusive Housing Strategy are on public exhibition from Wednesday 1 April to Sunday 31 May 2020.

Council had planned to hold information sessions for the community but following recommendations by the Australian Government, and in an effort to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Council has made the decision to cancel all events and engagement activities for a rolling four week period. We take the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and our broader community seriously, and we are doing everything we can to support our staff and our community in the weeks and months ahead.

The community still has the opportunity to speak with the LEP project team on 9330 6211 or send enquiries via email to lep@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

If you wish to make a submission on the draft LEP, draft Local Housing Strategy and/or draft Inclusive Housing Strategy, you may comment via:

  • Online: fill out the submission forms below
  • Email: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au (quote reference SF20/881)
  • In writing: to The General Manager, Georges River Council, PO Box 205, Hurstville BC 1481 (quote reference SF20/881)

Any submissions received are considered public, however, a person may request to have their personal details suppressed. If you make a submission and have made political donations or gifts, a political donations and gifts disclosure statement must be completed.

Draft LEP 2020 Maps

The draft LEP 2020 maps are available in an interactive format at the following link:

https://intramaps.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/intramaps80/?project=GR_LEP_2020

Disclaimer: While the maps have been created with all due care, Georges River Council cannot guarantee the maps are free from errors or omissions.

Draft LEP 2020 Informational Video

In response to feedback from the community, this informational video provides a helpful summary of the key planning controls proposed in the draft LEP 2020.

Please note the public exhibition of the draft LEP 2020 has been extended from Friday 15 May 2020 to Sunday 31 May 2020



Submissions