Department of Planning & Environment
Department of Planning


Introduction

Welcome to LEPs Online – the local plan making tracking system. The process of creating Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) starts with a planning proposal which in most cases is undertaken by your local council. Proposals are then submitted for an assessed by the Department of Planning & Environment (DPE) to determine whether they have sufficient merit to proceed. This is called "The Gateway".

A Gateway Determination will then be issued specifying if the proposal may proceed and any conditions which must be met, such as additional studies, agency consultation and community consultation required.

Once community consultation is complete, the relevant planning authority (generally the local council) reviews public submissions.
Should the Minister (or delegates, including councils where matters have been delegated) approve the local environmental plan, it is published on the NSW legislation website and becomes law.

The Planning Proposal Tracking allows you to access:
• Information on Planning Proposals that have been submitted to DPE.
• The "Gateway" determination including the reasons why the proposal has been allowed to continue or why it has been refused.
• When the Planning Proposal has been returned to DPE to be finalised after exhibition.
• The final determination of a Planning Proposal.

To find out information about a particular Planning Proposal it is recommended that you use the search function on the Current Proposals page(link). Further information about assessing and determining changes to Local Environmental Plans is available on the Gateway Process webpage.

Planning Proposals remain listed under the relevant LGA that existed at the time the Proposal was submitted.