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 Priority Growth Area (SWPGA).
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.
Land in Camden is subject to the Camden Development Control Plan 2011 (Camden DCP). Land within the South West Growth Priority Growth Area is also subject to Growth Centre-specific DCPs that contain additional provisions.
Development under the LEP is also governed by the Development Control Plan.
SWPGA - South West Priority Growth Area
The SWPGA (previously known as the South West Growth Centre) was established by the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 (SEPP).
Land within the SWPGA will be released by the State Government to provide land for housing and to create new communities.
Land at Oran Park, Turner Road (Gledswood Hills and Gregory Hills), parts of Catherine Fields and Leppington has 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 South West Priority Growth Area from NSW Planning Portal.
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 and Environment’s website.