Cumberland 2030: Our Local Strategic Planning Statement
Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS) are a new legislative requirement for councils, requiring them to provide a 20-year vision for land use, as well as outlining strategies for managing change and preserving the unique character of their areas.
Cumberland 2030: Our Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) has been formally published by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on the NSW planning portal.
The LSPS was endorsed by Council at its meeting on 20 November 2019, and received a formal letter of endorsement from the Greater Sydney Commission in March 2020.
Cumberland 2030: Our Local Strategic Planning Statement provides strategic direction and a coordinated approach to effectively manage growth and development in the Cumberland area. It sets a land use vision and structure plan and identifies priorities and actions to support the vision.
The LSPS was prepared in close collaboration with the Greater Sydney Commission through their assurance program to ensure it, and other strategic work, is aligned with the Central City District Plan.
View the consultation process for Cumberland 2030: Our Local Strategic Planning Statement here.
Cumberland 2030: Local Environment Plan
LEPs provide the legislative framework for land use and development in a Local Government Area (LGA) through land use zones and planning controls. LEPs consist of a written instrument and a series of maps. Within the Cumberland Local Government Area, three LEPs applied since the creation of the LGA.
Following public exhibition in April and May 2020, at its Ordinary Meeting held on 15 July 2020 Council endorsed the updated planning proposal for the new Cumberland Local Environmental Plan (LEP) in response to further review and submissions.
In August 2020, Council formally provided the planning proposal for the new Cumberland Local LEP to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for finalisation and plan making.
Council officers will continue to work with the Department on legal drafting and mapping for publication. This is anticipated to be finalised and gazetted during the 20/21 financial year.
A single Cumberland LEP will provide a unified set of planning controls to support the future needs to Cumberland City.
View the consultation process for the Draft Local Environment Plan (LEP) here.