To amend Local Environmental Plans (LEP) a legislative process is followed in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. A request to amend the LEP is also known as a rezoning application or planning proposal.
This process involves a number of steps that include Council assessment, public and government agency consultation and approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. An overview of this process is provided below.
Steps to initiate the request for amendment of the Moree Plains Local Environmental Plan 2011
Step 1 – Initial discussion with Strategic Planner
Step 2 - Complete the Request to Amend Local Environmental Plan Form in accordance with the advice received from the Pre-Lodgement Advice Meeting. This request will also include a planning proposal which explains the intended effect of a proposed LEP and justifies the amendment of the LEP.
Step 3 - Lodge the Request to Amend Local Environmental Plans form with Council including the payment of stage one fees in accordance with Council's Fees and Charges Schedule.