Planning Controls (LEP, DCP and SWPGA)
LEP - Local Environment Plan
A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is the principal legal document for controlling development in a Local Government Area (LGA). Councils prepare LEPs to establish different zones that allow certain types of uses and standards that regulate what kind of development can happen.
Development in the Camden Local Government Area (LGA) is controlled by Camden Local Environmental Plan 2010 (Camden LEP 2010)or the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 (SEPP) if the land is located within the South West Growth Area (SWGA).
DCP- Development Control Plan
A Development Control Plan (DCP) is a detailed guideline that shows what controls apply to a particular type of development or in a particular area.
Camden Development Control Plan 2019
On 13 August 2019, Council resolved to adopt Camden DCP 2019 following consideration of submissions received during public exhibition. Camden DCP 2019 is the result of a comprehensive review of Camden DCP 2011. The aims of the review were to:
- update controls in line with State Government changes in policy and legislation;
- improve the user-friendliness of the DCP;
- use a familiar structure (based on Growth Centres DCP);
- improve quality of images and figures;
- remove duplication and redundant controls / information;
- retain existing controls that have been effective; including setbacks, site coverage and landscaped area; and
- continue to achieve quality development outcomes
Camden DCP 2019 came into force on 16 September 2019 and effectively rescinds Camden DCP 2011.
Council Report and Resolution 13 August 2019 – Camden Development Control Plan 2019
Council Report and Resolution 11 December 2018 – Camden Development Control Plan 2019
SWGA - South West Growth Area
The SWGA was established by the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 (SEPP).
Land within the SWGA will be released by the State Government to provide land for housing and to create new communities with access to jobs, parks, schools and services.
Land at Oran Park, Turner Road (Gledswood Hills and Gregory Hills), parts of Catherine Fields and Leppington have already been released by the State Government and are zoned under the SEPP.
The Camden Growth Areas Development Control Plan applies to all of the rezoned land in the SWPGA (except Oran Park and Turner Road) and includes site-specific appendices which apply to the Leppington, Leppington North, East Leppington and Catherine Fields (Part 1) precincts.
Further information is available via the Department of Planning and Environment's website South West Growth Area .
South Creek West Release Area
On 24 November 2017, the South Creek West Release Area was released for rezoning to urban development. The area is approximately 1500 hectares in size and will potentially provide for 30,000 new homes. Further information is available via the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s website.