Council is committed to protecting and improving the natural and built environment through the efficient and effective use of land and the delivery of local infrastructure. Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for Council through zoning and development controls which provide a framework for the way land can be used. LEPs are the main planning tool to shape future communities.
To support the preparation of the three former Council LEPs a number of studies and strategies were prepared. These include Employment Lands and Industrial Lands studies, Urban Planning Strategies and Town Centre Strategies.
The Ashfield LEP 2013, Leichhardt LEP 2013 and Marrickville LEP 2011 will continue to be in effect until a new Inner West LEP has been prepared. This LEP will be underpinned by an Urban Strategy and other supporting studies and work for this has commenced.