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Local Environmental Plan

Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

The aim of the Moree Plains Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2011 is to guide planning decisions for Moree Plains Local Government Area through zoning and development controls, which provide a framework for the way land can be used. The LEP is the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and also ensure local development is done appropriately.

The most recent version of the LEP (document and maps ) are available on the NSW legislation website that is maintained by NSW Parliamentary Counsel.

Rezoning Land

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.