Simplification of procedure for making local environmental plans

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On 27 March 2012, the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure (Department) exhibited Draft Policy Statement on Plan-making and Delegations (Statement). The Statement proposes to simplify the procedure for making local environmental plans (LEPs), making the process “more local and accountable”.

Two avenues to achieve this objective are outlined:

  • the delegation to local councils of the making of routine LEPs; and
  • allowing for independent reviews of some council and Departmental decisions in the plan making process.

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