Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

The current 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, 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.

During 2022, Council exhibited a comprehensive review of WLEP 2012. The exhibition closed on 7 June 2022. All of the detailed exhibition material can still be viewed at Have Your Say Willoughby

The guide to the new LEP & DCP(PDF, 2MB) provides a summary of the proposed changes

A report on the exhibition (including submissions) was considered by Council on 12 December 2022.  Council resolved to finalise the draft LEP subject to amendments.

Based on these amendments, on 23 February 2023, Council submitted a revised written version of the Draft LEP to the Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation. This also included associated digital map amendments.

The following Table incorporates the LEP written changes. Table of written changes post exhibition(PDF, 617KB) These changes will be subject to approval by Parliamentary Counsel and the Minister for Planning.

Any updates on progress will be provided on this page and on the NSW Planning Portal.