Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan (LEP)
A Local Environmental Plans (LEP) is the main tool we use to guide planning decisions and control the development of land in Sutherland Shire.
The LEP shapes our community and ensure development is carried out appropriately by providing rules for development, such as land-use and building height. We review our LEP at least every five years and make changes through Planning Proposals.
Zoning specifies what land uses are permitted and if planning approval is required.
LEPs set objectives for each zone and determine permitted uses.
New employment zones commenced 26 April 2023 within the Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015.
Any mention of a former industrial or business zone, is legally taken to be a mention of one of the new employment zones. This applies to any document or contract, including property sales contracts.