Planning Proposals

Proposing to rezone land or change development standards (i.e. building height, floor-space ratio, changing heritage status) is a formal planning process. This process is called a Planning Proposal and is the first step in preparing or amending a Local Environmental Plan. A planning proposal is a document that explains the intended effect of a proposed LEP and sets out the justification for making or amending a plan.

For more information, please read Strathfield Council’s Guidelines for Preparing Planning Proposal.

This document contains detailed information about preparing Planning Proposals, including required contents, lodgement, assessment, and anticipated fees and timeframes.

Relevant Information to Consider

Listed below are links to relevant information and documents you will need to refer to at various stages of the Planning Proposal process; they should be used in conjunction with the above Guidelines.

A Guide to Preparing Planning Proposals (Department of Planning and Environment)

A Guide to Preparing Local Environmental Plans (Department of Planning and Environment)

Application form to request a Pre-Planning Proposal Meeting

Application Form for Planning Proposal

Fees and Charges

Please refer to page 22 of Council’s Fees & Charges Register.

Online LEP Tracking System

If you currently have a Planning Proposal underway and wish to track its progress, please refer to the online LEP Tracking System managed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Planning Proposals Currently on Public Notification

Please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on (02) 9748 9999 to speak with a Strategic Planner regarding planning proposals currently on Public Notification.