Land Use Planning

Local Planning Strategy

The Local Planning Strategy is a comprehensive land use strategy to guide the future growth and development of Newcastle.

Local Environmental Plans (LEP)

The Local Environmental Plan is a legal document that provides rules and guidelines to control the use of private and public land through zoning.

Amending Newcastle LEP 2012

Amending Council's LEP is a legal process which must be carried out in accordance with Part 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Urban Planning: Key Priorities 2019

CN’s Urban Planning Team have begun preparing the strategic documents required as a result of changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act).

Development Control Plan (DCP) and Technical Manuals

The Newcastle Development Control Plan 2012, supplements the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan and provides additional information that should be taken into account when preparing a Development Application.

NSW Legislation

NSW State Government provides a framework for the development of planning policies at the local government level through a number of agencies and laws.

Planning Policies

A number of different plans and policies which Council uses when making decisions on future development.

Standard Drawings

The Standard Drawings provide the engineering detail to support the Newcastle Development Control Plan 2012 (DCP) and the associated technical manuals.

Wickham Master Plan

Provides the vision for how Wickham is to redevelop over a 25 year timeframe and identifies strategies and actions to achieve this.