What is the background to this planning proposal?

The former Marrickville Council at its meeting on 5 April 2016, resolved (in part) to prepare a planning proposal to make a number of amendments (changes) to Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (MLEP 2011) and submit the planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway determination.

A number of recommendations contained within the original planning proposal were progressed via a separate submission under Section 73A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, or as separate standalone planning proposals. All those amendments have now been gazetted (finalised).

Recently, another planning proposal was gazetted which has negated the need for some of the proposed amendments identified in the original planning proposal.

The current planning proposal, referred to as MLEP 2011 (Amendment No. 4), incorporates the remaining matters.


Where did this planning proposal originate?

The proponent (initiator) for this planning proposal is Inner West Council.


What is Council’s role in the planning proposal?

  • The Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) issued a Gateway determination for this planning proposal, dated 25 October 2017, requiring community engagement for the proposed LEP amendments. This means the DP&E has assessed the planning proposal and decided it has sufficient merit to proceed to public exhibition.
  • Council is the Relevant Planning Authority (RPA) for this planning proposal. This means it is the body appointed to administrate this planning proposal through the LEP making process.
  • As part of the Gateway determination Council was given ‘delegation to make this plan’ by the DP&E. That means that Council is the final decision making body for this planning proposal.
  • Council, as the RPA, is now engaging the community in accordance with the requirements specified for the planning proposal under the Gateway determination.

How do I search by property address?

A property address index has been created of all the properties to which the proposed amendments relate.  This index is included in Attachment Part I Recommendation and Property Indexes

How do I search by category?

The proposed amendments have been broken down into categories as outlined in Table 1.  Each category is a separate attachment here 


How do I search the amendments by recommendation?

Part I Recommendation and Property Indexes contains a recommendation index which lists all the proposed amendments.by recommendation 

How the recommendations are labelled?

Recommendations relating to the LEP document amendments (written instrument amendments)

Most recommendations have a three part label e.g. Recommendation L-4.4 (02)

  • Recommendation L-4.4 (02).

This part applies to all recommendations because they refer to a Local Environmental Plan  -  Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011

  • Recommendation L-4.4 (02).

This part of the label refers to the Section in Table 2 (refer to FAQs) and the Clause number in that Section.

  • Recommendation L-4.4 (02).

This part of the label refers to the proposed amendment number.

Note:  This part of the label only appears when there is more than one recommendation relating to a specific clause.

The recommendation label of Recommendation L-4.4 (02)used in the example above, means the change relates to a proposed amendment to Clause 4.4 in Part 4 Principal development standards of MLEP 2011 and (02) denotes the second proposed amendment to that clause.



Recommendations relating to map amendments

Each recommendation has four part label e.g. Recommendation L-LZN_003 (09)

  • Recommendation L-LZN_003 (09).

This part applies to all recommendations because they refer to a Local Environmental Plan  - Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011

  • Recommendation L-LZN_003 (09).

This part of the label refers the map type in Table 3 (refer to FAQs)

  • Recommendation L-LZN_003(09)

This part of the label refers to which of the five areas in the former Marrickville Local Government Area recommendation applies to. See Figure 1 Marrickville LEP 2011 Map Grid.

  • Recommendation L-LZN_003 (09).

This part of the label refers to the proposed amendment number.

The reference index Recommendation L-LZN_003 (09)used in the example above, means the change relates to a proposed amendment to the Land Zoning Map in Area _003 and (09) denotes the ninth proposed amendment to that Land Zoning Map.


Why are some recommendation reference numbers missing?

There are a number of missing reference numbers (the figure in brackets that appears at the end of recommendations) in this planning proposal.  Those missing reference numbers relate to recommendations (contained in original planning proposal) which were progressed separately, or to recommendations that are no longer required.


What is a Planning Proposal?

Amendments (changes) to LEPs, begin with a planning proposal, usually prepared by the local council. Community engagement is essential to the process and the relevant planning authority, usually the local council, will review all submissions before the final amendments are made. The final decision rests with the Minister for Planning or the Greater Sydney Commission. When the final decision is made, if the amendment is approved, the change is gazetted (published on the NSW legislation website).


What is a Local Environmental Plan?

Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for local government areas. They do this through zoning and development controls, which provide a framework for the way land can be used. LEPs are the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and also ensure local development is done appropriately.


What is the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011?

Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 is the local environmental planning instrument that applies to land in the former Marrickville local government area. 

The local environmental plan is made up of the principal instrument (the written instrument) i.e. the document, and a series of maps adopted by the plan (the Maps).

The Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 written instrument contains the following Parts and Schedules:

 

Each section of the written instrument contains a number of specific clauses relating to the matters covered under that Part. For example, Part 4 Principal development standards contains a number of clauses, including Clause 4.3 Height of buildings and Clause 4.4 Floor space ratio.

The Maps adopted by Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 contain the following map types:

The former Marrickville Local Government Area is divided into five areas for the purposes of Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011. Those areas (_001; _002; _003; _004 and _005), are shown on Figure 1: Marrickville LEP 2011 Map Grid. Download the map grid here