Local Environmental & Development Control Plans

Council administers a range of planning documents including Local Environmental Plans(LEPs) and Development Control Plans (DCPs). These plans both regulate and guide development within the Liverpool Plains Shire.
A new comprehensive LEP for the Liverpool Plains Council area has been recently prepared which consolidated the four LEPs in place across the Shire since amalgamation in 2004.
The Liverpool Plains Local Environmental Plan 2011 (LPLEP) came into effect on Friday 9 December 2011.

The LPLEP is underpinned by various planning strategies including the Liverpool Plains Growth Management Strategy 2009 which provides the framework to the LPLEP and aims to guide both the community's and Council's vision for the future character of our neighbourhoods and places.



Findings from survey and correspondence 



Over a long period of time, the Council has been consulting with the residents and ratepayers on the communities' 20-year vision for land use in the Shire, and how future growth and change will be managed. 

The aspirations and ideas from the consultations have been compiled to develop the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement.  

The LSPS sets-out:

  • The community’s 20-year vision for land use across the Shire;
  • How LPSC will manage growth and change in the future;
  • The unique characteristics and community values of the area that should be retained;
  • How the LSPS supports the priorities from our Community Strategic Plan and Regional land use plan; and,
  • To Inform State agencies about their infrastructure planning and service delivery for schools, hospitals and transport.

The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement can be viewed by clicking the link below. Comments can be made by completing the attached feedback form and emailing it to planning@lpsc.nsw.gov.au or Completed surveys (paper copies) can be handed in to:

  • Council’s Administration Building
  • Quirindi and Werris Creek Libraries


Draft LPSC LSPS v02 - DOI 17-01-20.pdf 3.73 MB 17/01/2020 16:21:57
Fact Sheet - LSPS.pdf 931.27 KB 17/01/2020 16:21:58

Please see attached feedback form


Thank you for your interest in the Local Environmental Plan Review (LEP). The LEP review is a large project and is only undertaken once every few years. Now that all submissions and surveys are in, they will be carefully considered and assessed by our planning team to ensure that any proposed changes meet State Government LEP requirements.

Being such a big project, this is quite an in-depth process that will take a considerable amount of time. A relatively large number of people have requested consideration of zoning changes and lot sizes to their property and, taking into account the Christmas/New Year holiday period, it is likely that further detailed consultation will occur in early February 2019.

We look forward to talking to you as soon as possible.


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