Legislative requirement to undertake the Planning in Waverley project
As part of the recent changes to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act), this planning project is required to satisfy the legislative requirement under Section 3.8 of the EP&A Act that all councils in the Greater Sydney Region ‘give effect to’ (deliver) the objectives and priorities identified in the Region Plan and District Plan. This requires that Councils:
- Review their strategic planning framework including a review of the existing local environmental plan (LEP) against the relevant District Plan; and
- Undertake necessary studies and strategies and prepare a Local Strategic Planning Statement which will guide the update of the LEP.
Waverley Council currently has one comprehensive LEP, the Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012 that applies to the entire local government area (LGA).