Development Controls may be separated into four categories:
- created at state, regional and local levels; but made legal by the state government. Legislation
includes but is not limited to: Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979; State Environmental Planning Policies; and Local Environmental Plans (LEP).
- Local Environmental Plans - land use and development are regulated by zones and development standards contained within a Council's Local Environmental Plan (LEP). Great Lakes is subject to the provisions of two curent LEP documents:
- created at state, regional and local levels; these are broad policy documents which assist state and local government in guiding future development - where, when and how future development may occur. In the Great Lakes a significant amount of Future Planning
has occurred, as reflected in both a regional and several local strategies.
- created at the local level; these are more detailed documents which guide specific development proposals - i.e. what future development should 'look like' or how it should be undertaken. These controls may take the form of Development Control Plans or Council Policies. "Draft" Development Control Plans may be prepared to update existing controls or create controls for the first time.
Last Updated: 19/06/2012