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 LEP


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.

View the Lockhart Shire DCP


Community Participation

Community Participation Plans (CPPs) are a new requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act). Council's Community Participation Plan is designed to make participation in planning clearer for the community. It does this by setting out how and when interested persons can participate in the planning system, Council's functions and different types of proposals. Lockhart Shire Council have combined the Community Participation Plan with our Community Engagement Strategy, to demonstrate our overall commitment to community engagement. To access a copy of Lockhart Community Participation Plan, click on the following link:

Lockhart Community Participation Plan