Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

The Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012 (WLEP 2012) was made on 31 January 2013 in accordance with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Standard Instrument Order 2006. WLEP 2012 provides the statutory framework for all planning within the area, development and building within the area. The LEP is made up of a written instrument and maps. This document allocates land for specific purposes through zoning and development controls.

The WLEP 2012 also contains provisions to conserve local heritage and protect sensitive land.

As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For further information please see Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021 (nsw.gov.au)

Current name

New name

Zone E1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves

Zone C1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves

Zone E2 – Environmental Conservation

Zone C2 – Environmental Conservation

Zone E3 – Environmental Management

Zone C3 – Environmental Management

Zone E4 – Environmental Living

Zone C4 – Environmental Living


Read the full LEP

Amendments to the Plan are made by an amending LEP through a Planning Proposal. These must be formally made by the Minister for Planning before being published on the on the NSW legislation website.