Planning 2014

From the commencement of the new calendar year Planning 2013 became Planning 2014.

Background

Planning 2014 provides background information on the development of new city wide planning controls for the city.

The three draft planning documents were placed on public exhibition from Monday 24 September 2012 to Monday 24 December 2012.  However, submissions were accepted until 21 January 2013.

The three draft planning instruments include:

Council received around 300 submissions and a copy of all submissions is available to the public on Council’s application tracking page. The application number is 1/2011 and “Rezoning Application” is the application type.

Council staff analysed all submissions received from the public exhibition, and made appropriate amendments to each document.  The amended documents were submitted back to Council for adoption.  The current situation on each of the three documents follows.

Current Situation

  • Lifestyle 2030 Strategy: A report was submitted to Council on 11 March 2013 and the revised strategy was adopted and is now in operation.
  • Draft Lake Macquarie LEP 2014 (LMLEP 2014): A report on the revised LEP was submitted to Council on 13 May 2013 (13STRAT012).  The revised LEP was adopted with the exception of the Height of Buildings Map Sheet 020 as it applies to land zoned B2 Local Centre at Warners Bay. This map was deferred pending further consultation with the Warners Bay community. The remainder of the LEP was referred to the (then) NSW Planning and Infrastructure to review and forward to the Minister for approval. The LEP, now named LMLEP 2014, is currently with the (now named) Department of Planning and Environment for its submission to the Minister.  LMLEP 2014 is expected to come into effect in the second half of 2014.
  • Draft Lake Macquarie DCP 2014 (LMDCP 2014): A report on the revised DCP was submitted to Council on 11 June 2013.  Council resolved to adopt the DCP, except for the draft Warners Bay Town Centre Area Plan.  This Area Plan was deferred to allow further consultation with the Warners Bay community. The remainder of the DCP will only come into force when LMLEP 2014 has been approved by the Minister and has commenced operation.

The Council adopted versions of the draft LEP and DCP are available on Council’s website.  However, review of the LEP by the Department of Planning and Environment will result in some changes to the LEP.  Contact Council if you require an update on any specific clause or map layer.