The following table contains links to planning proposals that are currently in progress or have been assessed and determined by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. Each link provides a summary of the proposal, resolutions of Council and an update of the current status.
Current and determined planning proposals
A planning proposal is a document which explains and justifies an intended change to the Auburn Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010, such as rezoning of land or changes to principle development controls. LEPs are legal planning instruments used to direct development in an area. An LEP sets out land use zones and specifies standards to control development such as maximum height of buildings, minimum lot sizes or density of new development.
The planning proposal sets out exactly what the proposed change is (such as new zoning) as well as providing detailed reasoning and strategic justification to illustrate why the LEP needs to be amended. Planning proposals to amend LEPs are a requirement of the new LEP making process introduced by the NSW Government in 2009.
Refer page 12, section B of the "A guide to preparing planning proposals" for more information.
Refer page 14, section C of the "A guide to preparing planning proposals" for more information.
On page 30 of the Department’s "A guide to preparing local environmental plans" there is a flow chart to illustrate the process involving the relevant local authority (Council) and the Department. Auburn City Council has added an additional step to this process by requiring a round of preliminary community consultation and notification to be undertaken immediately after the planning proposal is submitted to Council.
All concept diagrams, “artist impression” illustrations or site plans included with the planning proposal must be shown to scale. This is to ensure responsible and transparent communication of the proposal to the public, and correctly informed decision making.
As determined by Council - generally uncomplicated involving a site less than 1,000m2 and adopting same or adjoining zones; and minor change to controls.
As determined by Council - generally low complexity involving: a site between 1,000m2 and 5,000m2, and change within the same zone type; and relatively minor change to controls.
As determined by Council - all other planning proposal requests that are not determined to be 'minor', 'standard' or 'major significant'.
As determined by Council - generally high complexity involving; a site over 1 Ha; and change from one zone type to another - e.g. industrial to residential or very major change to controls.