Planning Proposals

A Planning Proposal is a document that seeks to amend Council’s planning controls.

Such planning controls are contained in the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and are intended to manage urban growth and the impact of new development. They include matters such as zoning restrictions, heritage controls, height limits and other controls.

The preparation of a Planning Proposal is the first step in the process of amending an LEP.

Council is ultimately responsible for Planning Proposals and must be satisfied with their content. All planning proposals should be prepared in accordance with the Dept of Planning and Environment (DPE) Guide to Preparing Planning Proposals. If Council is of the opinion that the proposed amendment to the LEP can be supported, the proposal will be forwarded to the DPE for the next step in the process, being the gateway determination.

Should gateway determination be issued by the DPE, Planning Proposals are then publicly exhibited to seek community and stakeholder input.


Meetings with Planners

It is recommended that a meeting be held with Council's Strategic Planning staff prior to lodgement of all Planning Proposals. Such meetings give potential applicants the opportunity to clarify planning issues and processes. Arrange a meeting on 9936 8100.

Planning Proposal form (289KB) (incl. fees)


Planning Proposals - view online

View the proposals and other docs online. Please note, proposals go through an internal Council assessment process and are then referred to the Dept of Planning and Environment, before public consultation occurs, and for this reason, you may see Planning Proposals in this tracking system that have not yet been notified in your local area. Direct links to current planning proposals are provided below:


Planning Proposals - lodged

100 Christie Street, St Leonards

13 Eden Street North Sydney

52 Alfred Street South Milsons Point

23 Atchison Street St Leonards


Planning Proposals - considered by Council

41 McLaren Street, North Sydney

173-179 Walker Street, North Sydney


Planning Proposals - on exhibition

575-583 Pacific Highway, St Leonards


Planning Proposals - exhibition closed

North Sydney Centre

617-619 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards


Planning Proposals - current & archive

Planning proposals - this year

Planning proposals - last year

Submitted in 2017

Submitted in 2016

Submitted in 2015