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Local Strategic Planning Statement

Draft LSPS


Local Strategic Planning Statement City Plan 2036

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The Local Strategic Planning Statement City Plan 2036 (LSPS) sets out a 20-year land use planning vision

It came into effect on 31 March 2020.

It balances the need for housing and economic growth, while also protecting and enhancing housing diversity, heritage and local character.

Further, the LSPS aims to protect the City’s environmental assets and improve the health and liveability of the City.

Another key function of the LSPS is to link the State’s regional planning framework with Council’s local planning framework, as illustrated in the diagram below.

LSPS Flow Diagram


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The LSPS contains 16 planning priorities under four themes, being:

  1. Local Planning Priorities
  2. Liveability Planning Priorities
  3. Productivity Planning Priorities
  4. Sustainability Planning Priorities

The planning priorities are supported by policy directions and actions – which are short-term (0-2 years), medium-term (2-4 years) and long-term (5 years+) – to guide future changes to the City’s land use planning controls.


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The feedback we received from our community (including on the Local Housing Strategy and Employment Lands Strategy Review and Update) contributed to the preparation of the LSPS.

The Community Engagement Report details the feedback received during the exhibition period and how it was considered.

You can also head to Council's community engagement platform to review the draft documentation, released as part of the exhibition phase, which is now superseded.

Reviewing the LSPS

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The LSPS is required to be reviewed, revised and publicly exhibited at least every seven years.

However, because the City is growing at such a rapid rate, it is intended that the LSPS be comprehensively reviewed every four (4) to five (5) years.

Out-of-cycle review

In between comprehensive reviews, the LSPS may have more frequent out-of-cycle reviews, but these will be interim and limited in their scope.

They will be informed by either:

  • a new local strategy prepared by Council; or
  • a plan prepared by the Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment or the Greater Sydney Commission.

Get in touch

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If you have any questions you can get in touch with our Land Use Planning Team on 1300 617 058.

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