The Local Strategic Planning Statement outlines Council’s long-term planning strategy for Sutherland Shire.

(We are also bound by various state government directions and plans, some of which apply to the items below.)

Housing Strategy sets out how Council intends to meet the housing needs of the community.

Precinct Planning enables communities to shape the future of their local centres.


Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) specify land zoning and regulate its use and development.

Development Control Plans (DCPs) provide the specific requirements for development.

Specifications offer technical guidance on specific development types and other matters.

Planning Proposals are applications to amend the LEP.

Register of Variations to Development Standards records applications approved under Clause 4.6 of the LEP.

Development Contributions

Development Contribution Plans fund community infrastructure by levying developments.

The Development Contributions Register records the money collected from the above levies.

Planning Agreements specify the community benefits to be provided by developers.


Development on Heritage Properties details how the planning system affects heritage-listed items.

Heritage Item and Property Information provides information about heritage-listed items.

Heritage Grants assist with the conservation of heritage buildings or items, as well as original publications documenting the heritage of Sutherland Shire.