Planning Policies


Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

Lockhart Shire's Local Enviromental Plan (LEP) was gazetted on 7th January 2013, and was developed by the Lockhart Shire Council under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

The LEP is a legally binding document that identifies, among other things, the zoning and building controls of land within the Lockhart Shire. It includes maps for visual reference to zone layouts, and specifies what types of development are permissible within each zone.

A copy of the Lockhart LEP is available from the NSW Legislation Website, which can be accessed via the link below.

View the Lockhart Shire's LEP

Alternatively, utilise the Planning Viewer on the 'e-Planning' Page of this site to identify what your parcel of land is zoned as.


Development Control Plan (DCP)

On 19 December 2016, Council adopted the Lockhart Shire Development Control Plan. The DCP aims to facilitate the objectives of the LEP by providing more detailed controls for development, by outlining Council policies, standards and preferred future direction for development within the Lockhart Shire.

A copy of the DCP is available here.