Making it easier to set up a small bar (former Leichhardt LGA only)



Council is amending Schedule 2 of Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 to introduce a 'change of use' exemption to allow small bars in existing restaurant and café premises and vice versa in B2 Local Centres without the need for a development application.

There are also proposed amendments to Leichhardt Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 as it relates to licenced premises and small bars. The changes aim to make development controls easier for 'low-impact' premises such as small bars, restaurants and cafes.

The Planning Proposal outlines the intended effect of the proposed LEP and DCP amendments.


View the documents online


Council is amending Schedule 2 of Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 to introduce a 'change of use' exemption to allow small bars in existing restaurant and café premises and vice versa in B2 Local Centres without the need for a development application.

There are also proposed amendments to Leichhardt Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 as it relates to licenced premises and small bars. The changes aim to make development controls easier for 'low-impact' premises such as small bars, restaurants and cafes.

The Planning Proposal outlines the intended effect of the proposed LEP and DCP amendments.


View the documents online here


Hard copies of the documents can also be viewed at -
  • Inner West Council - Leichhardt Service Centre, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt
  • Leichhardt Library, Piazza Level, Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt
  • Balmain Library, 370 Darling Street, Balmain
Have your say

Council is now seeking community feedback

  • Complete and send your submission online using the form below,
  • in writing to Council at: PO Box 1145, Ashfield NSW 1800

The closing date for feedback is Tuesday, 21 June 2016.

What happens next?


Following the close of the public exhibition, Council officer will prepare a post-exhibition report for Council's consideration.

Further Information


Should you have any questions please contact Katie Miles of Strategic Planning on 9367 9114.