New Local Environmental Plan for Bayside

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Exhibition Extended to 1 JUNE 2020

The exhibition period for the draft Local Environmental Plan (draft LEP), has been extended an additional 14 days from 18 May to 1 June 2020 at 5pm.


Bayside Council's Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is an important planning tool which helps shape the future of our community. We are currently exhibiting our draft LEP. You are encouraged to review the changes we have made and give us your feedback.

You can view a summary of the changes we have made here.

You can also view the full draft Bayside Local Environmental Plan and appendices. Appendix B, which is all the supporting maps can be found here.


What is a Local Environmental Plan?

A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a legal document used by councils to plan and manage growth. It provides controls for how land is used, and what can be built on it. LEPs can also be updated over time to achieve particular planning objectives. Each local council has their own LEP.

Read more in our FAQ's


Have Your Say

You are invited to review and comment on the draft Bayside LEP.

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Council is required to continue planning for the future. We have made some changes to our normal engagement process, to ensure that all our residents still have the opportunity to inform Council decision making. While we are unable to deliver our planned information sessions across Bayside, or exhibit the LEP in Council libraries, we have set-up a dedicated LEP phone line to address any questions you have about this project. You can speak to our planners on any week day, between 10am – 4pm on 9562 1608.

Speak to our planners on any week day, between 10am - 4pm on 9562 1608.


About the draft Bayside LEP

Due to our amalgamation in 2016, we currently have three LEPS’s that apply to our former Local Government Areas. These are the Botany LEP 2013, Rockdale LEP 2011 and Botany LEP 1995. The purpose of the draft Bayside LEP is to consolidate our planning controls by combining these three documents.

To prepare the Bayside LEP, we have focused on harmonising the controls from the existing LEP’s. ‘Harmonising’ means that where controls in the existing LEP’s were the same, they were included in the draft Bayside LEP without change. Where there were inconsistencies, we reviewed the controls and proposed the most suitable update, resulting in some new clauses that are not included in our current LEP’s


Next Steps

Your feedback will be considered before the draft Bayside LEP is reviewed and endorsed by Council. It will then proceed to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for final approval in late 2020. Once approved, it will be published on the NSW legislation website and become law.

Exhibition Extended to 1 JUNE 2020

The exhibition period for the draft Local Environmental Plan (draft LEP), has been extended an additional 14 days from 18 May to 1 June 2020 at 5pm.


Bayside Council's Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is an important planning tool which helps shape the future of our community. We are currently exhibiting our draft LEP. You are encouraged to review the changes we have made and give us your feedback.

You can view a summary of the changes we have made here.

You can also view the full draft Bayside Local Environmental Plan and appendices. Appendix B, which is all the supporting maps can be found here.


What is a Local Environmental Plan?

A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a legal document used by councils to plan and manage growth. It provides controls for how land is used, and what can be built on it. LEPs can also be updated over time to achieve particular planning objectives. Each local council has their own LEP.

Read more in our FAQ's


Have Your Say

You are invited to review and comment on the draft Bayside LEP.

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Council is required to continue planning for the future. We have made some changes to our normal engagement process, to ensure that all our residents still have the opportunity to inform Council decision making. While we are unable to deliver our planned information sessions across Bayside, or exhibit the LEP in Council libraries, we have set-up a dedicated LEP phone line to address any questions you have about this project. You can speak to our planners on any week day, between 10am – 4pm on 9562 1608.

Speak to our planners on any week day, between 10am - 4pm on 9562 1608.


About the draft Bayside LEP

Due to our amalgamation in 2016, we currently have three LEPS’s that apply to our former Local Government Areas. These are the Botany LEP 2013, Rockdale LEP 2011 and Botany LEP 1995. The purpose of the draft Bayside LEP is to consolidate our planning controls by combining these three documents.

To prepare the Bayside LEP, we have focused on harmonising the controls from the existing LEP’s. ‘Harmonising’ means that where controls in the existing LEP’s were the same, they were included in the draft Bayside LEP without change. Where there were inconsistencies, we reviewed the controls and proposed the most suitable update, resulting in some new clauses that are not included in our current LEP’s


Next Steps

Your feedback will be considered before the draft Bayside LEP is reviewed and endorsed by Council. It will then proceed to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for final approval in late 2020. Once approved, it will be published on the NSW legislation website and become law.