Local Environmental Plan
A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a legal instrument which outlines the planning controls for a local government area in NSW. An LEP splits land into categories known as ‘zones’ which permit certain uses and not others. Examples of the types of zones used are E4 (General Industrial) where industries are encouraged and dwellings are limited and R1 (General Residential) where conversely, dwellings are encouraged and industries are limited.
The current Coonamble LEP was gazetted by the Minister in 2011.
This Plan aims to make local environmental planning provisions for land in Coonamble Local Government Area in accordance with the relevant standard environmental planning instrument under section 33.20 of the Act.
The particular aims of this Plan are:
- to encourage economic development through tourism activities, business, employment initiatives and fostering industry growth,
- to protect and conserve the natural environment including surface and ground water, soil, air and native vegetation by encouraging sustainable development,
- to encourage sustainable agricultural practices, including intensive agriculture, by minimising land use conflicts and facilitating farm adjustments.
To view the Coonamble Local Environmental Plan please go to the NSW Legislation Website.
If you would like to know what development controls, such as zoning, may affect a property, you may alternatively search for the property on the NSW Planning Portal website.