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DRAFT GEORGES RIVER LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2020
UPDATE: LEP2020 is awaiting finalisation by the NSW Government. You can search for the current status via the NSW Planning Portal.

A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a legal document which controls land use and development in the local government area (LGA).

Council resolved to prepare a principal LEP for the Georges River LGA at its meeting on 26 February 2018. On 7 September 2018, Council received funding from the NSW Government for an accelerated review of Council’s LEPs and preparation of a new LEP that aligns with the priorities outlined in the South District Plan.
 

LEP 2020

The Planning Proposal for the Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020 (LEP 2020) has been prepared to replace and harmonise the existing LEPs applicable to the former council areas of Kogarah and Hurstville:
  • Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012
  • Kogarah Local Environmental Plan 2012
The draft LEP 2020 was publicly exhibited from 1 April to 31 May 2020 and 1,153 community submissions were received. The outcome of the exhibition was reported to the Georges River Local Planning Panel (GRLPP) on 25 and 26 June 2020.

The report to the GRLPP included the following attachments:
 
Attachment 1.1 Report to Local Planning Panel Meeting Agenda dated 6 February 2020
Attachment 1.2 Report to Local Planning Panel Meeting Minutes dated 6 February 2020
Attachment 2 Gateway Determination and Conditions dated 10 March 2020
Attachment 3 Community Engagement Summary Report
Attachment 4 Summary Table of Submissions
Attachment 5 Council Response to Submissions – Key Themes
Attachment 6 DPIE correspondence regarding Local Housing Strategy dated 26 May 2020
Attachment 7 Council response to DPIE request for additional justification dated 13 February 2020
Attachment 8 Council response to DPIE request for additional justification dated 19 February 2020
Attachment 9 Submission – Sydney Airport
Attachment 10 Submission – NSW Rural Fire Service
Attachment 11 Submission – Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Attachment 12 Submission – Sutherland Shire Council
Attachment 13 Submission – Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet
Attachment 14 Submission – Transport for NSW
Attachment 15 Submission – Office of Environment, Energy and Science
Attachment 16 Submission – Environmental Protection Authority
Attachment 17 Planning Proposal Report (with tracked changes)
Attachment 18 Appendix 1 of the Planning Proposal Report – draft Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020 (with tracked changes)
Attachment 19 Appendix 2 of the Planning Proposal Report – Region Plan / District Plan / LSPS Compliance Table (with tracked changes)
Attachment 20 Appendix 3 of the Planning Proposal Report – Justification: Development Standards (with tracked changes)
Attachment 21 Appendix 4 of the Planning Proposal Report – Justification: Additional Local Provisions (with tracked changes)
Attachment 22 Appendix 5 of the Planning Proposal Report – Consistency with State Environmental Planning Policies (with tracked changes)
Attachment 23 Appendix 6 of the Planning Proposal Report – Consistency with S9.1 Ministerial Directions (with tracked changes)
Attachment 24 Appendix 7 of the Planning Proposal Report – Mapping

The GRLPP resolved to endorse a number of variations to the exhibited Planning Proposal for LEP 2020 and to forward the amended Planning Proposal for the draft LEP 2020 to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for plan-making and gazettal in accordance with Section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The amended Planning Proposal for LEP 2020 was submitted to the DPIE for final legal drafting on 30 June 2020 in accordance with the funding agreement.

The amended Planning Proposal for LEP 2020 forwarded to the DPIE for gazettal is provided below:
 
For Finalisation - Planning Proposal Report - GRLEP 2020
For Finalisation - Appendix 1 Draft GRLEP 2020 Instrument
For Finalisation - Appendix 2 Consistency with Regional & District Plan and LSPS
For Finalisation - Appendix 3 Development Standards Justification
For Finalisation - Appendix 4 Local Provisions Justification
For Finalisation - Appendix 5 State Environmental Planning Policies
For Finalisation - Appendix 6 Ministerial Directions
For Finalisation - Appendix 7 GRLEP 2020 Mapping - PDF Map Sheets

LEP21

Draft LEP21 is currently on exhibition from 20 January 2021 to 17 February 2021.  Information on the exhibition is available on the Your Say project page.

The main purpose of the Planning Proposal, known as LEP21, is to identify additional housing opportunities in the Georges River LGA to meet the short term housing targets set by the NSW Government. This Planning Proposal also seeks to address a number of considerations unresolved by LEP 2020.

The proposal would:
  1. Rezone the Narwee housing investigation area from low density residential to a combination of medium and high density residential zones to permit two storey medium density developments and small apartment blocks of up to four storeys.
  2. Introduce planning controls for manor houses and multi-dwelling housing (terraces) in the medium density and high density residential zones.
  3. Change the planning controls in Hurstville – Hillcrest Avenue housing investigation area to enable residential flat building developments of four storeys.
  4. Amend mapping anomalies for 33 Dora Street, Hurstville and 199 Rocky Point Road, Ramsgate.Council’s funding agreement with DPIE requires LEP21 to be submitted for finalisation by 31 March 2021.
Council’s funding agreement with DPIE requires LEP21 to be submitted for finalisation by 31 March 2021.

LEP21 was referred to the GRLPP for its advice on 29 October 2020 in accordance with the Ministerial Direction for planning proposals. The meeting Agenda and Minutes are available here.

The report to the GRLPP included the following attachments:
Attachment 1 - Letter of Support for LSPS dated 4 March 2020
Attachment 2 - Georges River Local Housing Strategy 2020
Attachment 3 - LEP 2020 Gateway Determination from DPIE dated 10 March 2020
Attachment 4 - Draft GRLEP 2020 Instrument for Reference
Attachment 5 - Preliminary Traffic Study HIAs
Attachment 6 - Planning Proposal Report - LEP21
Attachment 7 - PP Appendix 1 - Amended LEP Instrument - Manor Houses and Terraces
Attachment 8 - PP Appendix 2 - Proposed LEP Mapping
Attachment 9 - PP Appendix 3 - State Environmental Planning Policies
Attachment 10 - PP Appendix 4 - Ministerial Directions

The GRLPP provided support for LEP21 which was reported to Council’s Environment and Planning Committee on 9 November 2020 seeking Council’s endorsement to forward the Planning Proposal to the NSW Government for a Gateway Determination under Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

At the meeting on 23 November 2020, Council resolved to endorse the Planning Proposal to be forwarded for a Gateway Determination.

The Agenda and Minutes of the Council meeting can be viewed here.

The Gateway Determination was issued on 23 December 2020.

For more information please visit the Your Say project page.

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