Planning Proposals

As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For further information please view Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021.

A Planning Proposal is the first step in preparing a Local Environmental Plan (LEP). It is a document that explains a request or intended effect of a proposed LEP and details the justification for making that plan.

Generally, the proposed LEP is intended to amend Council’s principal LEP, for example, the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014.

NSW LEP making guideline

Lodge a proposal

Rezoning guidelines

To be reviewed following the release of DPIE's new LEP Making Guideline in December 2021.

Please note that a new fee structure for proponent-initiated planning proposals commenced on 1 July 2022.

Where to find pre-gateway proposals


Last updated on 01 July 2022