January 31 - New Strathfield LEP on public exhibition

Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

31 January 2012

Strathfield Council has released the new Strathfield Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for public exhibition.

The new LEP is a blueprint for how Strathfield Council will manage Strathfield’s growth over the next ten years by establishing how land is best used to meet the needs of the community.he LEP sets out where new homes, businesses and industries will be located and will encourage redevelopment and revitalisation of some areas, particularly commercial centres, while maintaining and protecting the character of most residential areas.

Mayor of Strathfield, Cr Paul Barron said the new LEP is an important strategic document about the future of the Strathfield area. 

“The LEP plays an important part in planning a sustainable future for Strathfield. The new Strathfield LEP aims to preserve Strathfield’s key features whilst catering for the needs of a growing community,” Cr Barron said.

“The LEP sets out development controls for all properties in the Strathfield local government area including zoning, land use, height and density.”

“It is important to note that the LEP is a draft document. The eight week public exhibition period is time for the community to give feedback before the plan is approved.”

The LEP establishes zoning and development controls and works towards the NSW Government’s Sydney Metropolitan Strategy targets for new jobs and additional dwellings by 2031. The new Strathfield LEP will meet the employment target and allow for an additional 1830 new dwellings in the Strathfield area in the next 10 years.

The Strathfield community can view LEP maps, documents and fact sheets at www.strathfieldlep.com.au or the public displays at Council’s customer service centre and libraries until 23 March 2012. Submissions about the plan can be made online, emailed or in person. For more information on the new LEP, visit www.strathfieldlep.com.au.