Local Environmental Plan
On 12 December 2014, amendments to Mosman LEP 2012 and Residential DCP came into effect which affect residential zoned land. More information.
Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 commenced on 1 February 2012.
It is the principal legal document for controlling development and guiding planning decisions made by Council to facilitate new development that is compatible and appropriate with the preferred role and character of an area.
LEPs commonly control and guide proposed development using land use zones and development standards.
In addition to land use zones and development standards, LEPs include other planning provisions which set out additional planning controls or matters to consider to further guide development. For example, heritage provisions are included in LEPs to ensure heritage values are specifically considered and addressed in development assessment.
Mosman LEP 2012 – Maps
Relevant State and Regional Plans
Mosman’s LEP was prepared to be consistent with the Standard Instrument Order and relevant State plans. A number of State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) apply to Mosman, in particular Sydney Regional Environmental Plan (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005 .
Purchasing the LEP
- LEP (written instrument) – $37
- LEP maps – $138 for A0 composite map
Postage and handling are extra. These prices current to 30 June 2012.
Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 1998 was gazetted on 24 December 1998 and in force until 31 January 2012.
- Stormwater System Plans (3MB)
Maps – Conservation Areas
- Orlando Conservation Area (42kB)
Mosman LEP 2012 may be amended by a Planning Proposal. These are prepared by Council and submitted to the Department of Planning for approval to exhibit.
There are fees attached to this process:
- Preparation of a Planning Proposal – minimum fee $18,000 or $250 per hour whichever is the greatest
- Advertising fee (non-refundable) – $ 1,190
- Major Planning Proposal – minimum fee applying to Spit Junction Business Centre $35,000
The Department maintains a tracking system for all Planning Proposals in NSW:
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has recently released a number of new ePlanning tools designed to make the planning system easier to navigate and understand.
The Planning Viewer shows the planning rules that apply to properties in NSW where a standard Local Environmental Plan has been adopted. Data on Mosman is available and you can check out the controls for your property online.