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LSPS, LEP and DCP (Zoning Information)



Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)

Council's adopted Local Strategic Planning Statement outlines the 20 year vision, planning priorities and actions for land use in Lane Cove.

This statement has been supported and confirmed by the Greater Sydney Commission to be consistent with the Greater Sydney Region Plan and North District Plan.  

This Statement will now be used to inform future amendments to Council's Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan. The LSPS came into force on 30 March 2020 when it was published on the NSW Planning Portal website.

Local Housing Strategy (LHS)

Council's adopted Local Housing Strategy was approved by NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment on 14 September 2021. As a result, it is now a primary consideration when assessing new Planning Proposals for housing - in addition to the LSPS. 

Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

*For information on the St Leonard's South Planning Proposal, please visit this webpage.

Council's LEP is a guide for development over the next 20 years in line with the Greater Sydney Commission's Greater Sydney Region Plan and North District Plan. The LEP came into force on 19 February 2010.

The LEP consists of a written document and maps (reference map below indicates the four LGA map areas)

L​​ane Cove Council LEP​ Maps 

All current and up-to-date documents relating to the Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan 2009 can be found on the NSW Legislation website.

Please click on the links below for the current:

Please note: the LEP maps link takes you through to the Lane Cove LEP map index which lists all 32 maps. The LEP maps link includes the incentive maps for the St Leonards South area.  

Abbreviations for the following map types are:


floor space ratio maps
LZNland zoning maps
HOBheight of buildings map
LSZlot size map
LRAland reservation acquisition map
HERheritage map
ASSacid sulphate maps
CLIforeshore building line, riparian land map and environmental protection area map
​IFSR​incentive floor space ratio map
​IHOB​incentive height of buildings map
​KYS​key sites map.

For example - if you are interested in viewing the Land Zoning Map for the area indicated above as '002' you would need to click on it to look at the map types available.

Development Control Plan (DCP)

The DCP supports the LEP in providing detailed development controls such as landscaped area, car spaces and building scale. The DCP contains twenty two parts, including attachments, which came into force on 22 February 2010. Each part can be viewed online separately below:-

PART A - Introduction
PART B - General Controls
PART C - Residential Development
PART C - Residential Localities
PART D - Commercial and Mixed Use Development
PART D - Commercial and Mixed Use Localities
PART E - Industrial Development
PART F - Access and Mobility
PART G - Acid Sulphate Soils
PART H - Bushland Protection
PART H - Land Adjoining Bushland Map
PART I - Child Care Centres
PART J - Landscaping
PART K - Motels
PART L - Public Art
PART M - Sex Services Premises
PART N -Signage and Advertising
PART O -Stormwater Management
PART P -Telecommunications Facilities
PART Q -Waste Management and Minimisation
PART R - Traffic, Transport and Parking
Attachment: DA checklist
Attachment: Dictionary
Attachment: Amendments


Please note: All controls related to St Leonards South precinct have been incorporated into Part C - Residential Localities of Council's Development Control Plan. The adopted St Leonards South Landscape Master Plan also applies to this precinct.​