Local Environmental Plan


A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a statutory document prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979), and Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000 and approved by the Minister for Planning and Environment. 

Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 (WLEP 2010) replaces the previous Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 1989.

View: Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010

View: Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 Mapping

LEP amendments

LEPs are amended by means of a Planning Proposal. The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment's website contains helpful information on the LEP amendment process.  

ViewAmendments to Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan.  

Planning proposals

A Planning Proposal is the formal process by which a Local Environmental Plan is amended.

These amendments may take various forms, such as;

  • Amendment of the land use table to change the range of land uses permissible within a certain zone, or to introduce new land use definitions.
  • Amendment of map-based controls such as zoning or minimum lot size to vary the range or intensity of development options for a site. 
  • Introduction of new local clauses to support strategic land use and development application processes and outcomes.

Planning Proposals can either be initiated by Council, or by an external applicant, usually a professional planning consultant, known as the Proponent.

Both the Wingecarribee Local Housing Strategy and the Local Strategic Planning Statement should be consulted if you are considering preparing a Planning Proposal. Generally, Council will only support Proponent initiated Planning Proposals if they are consistent with these Strategies and both site-specific merit and strategic merit can be clearly demonstrated.

Planning proposal submissions

The Planning Proposal Scoping document(DOCX, 235KB) which must be submitted to Council for consideration prior to a formal Planning Proposal being prepared.

You can also view or download our Planning Proposal template(DOCX, 490KB).

Both templates have been prepared in accordance with the Department of Planning & Environment’s Local Environmental Plan Making Guideline (December 2021). 

Planning proposal fees 

A fee is $5,000 is payable at commencement of the Planning Proposal process, generally when the Scoping document is lodged through the NSW Planning Portal.  Should the Planning Proposal progress additional fees will be payable in accordance with  Council’s adopted Schedule of Fees and Charges .  

Declaration to accompany planning submissions

From 1 October 2008, section 147 (an extract may be viewed below) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979 requires the disclosure of political donations and gifts when making submissions in respect of planning matters.

Please include Form 1 with your submission, even if your answer on that form is 'no'. If your answer is 'yes', you will also need to complete and lodge Form 2 with your submission.

Section 147 of EP & A Act(PDF, 44KB)

Political Donations Declaration Form 1(PDF, 24KB) 

Political Donations Declaration Form 2(PDF, 11KB)

Current planning proposals

Amendments to Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 (WLEP 2010) are made by means of a Planning Proposal. The status of all Planning Proposals (both completed and current) affecting WLEP 2010 may be viewed using the Department of Planning & Environment's LEP tracking system on their website.