Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012

The Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is the principal environmental planning instrument used by councils to regulate land use and influences planning and development decisions within the Local Government Area (LGA).

The LEP is prepared and gazetted by the State Government in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, giving legal effect to where and under what circumstances sites can be developed or environmental controls put in place. It is made up of a written instrument and maps and came into effect on Friday 26 October 2012.

The LEP contains zoning and land use information, specifying what uses are permitted or prohibited in each zone, development controls such as height of buildings, floor space ratio and incentives for affordable housing, provisions for the reservation of land, protection of trees and heritage conservation, as well as a number of other environmental requirements.