Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022


The new Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022 (CCLEP 2022) was finalised and notified on the NSW Legislation website on 24 June 2022.  It came into effect on 1 August 2022 and the consolidated Central Coast Development Control Plan 2022 (CCDCP 2022) and also came into force on the same date. More information on the implementation of the new CCLEP 2022 and CCDCP 2022 coming into effect is available here.

Development Applications lodged from 1 August 2022 are subject to the CCLEP 2022. Development Applications  accepted by Council prior to 1 August 2022 are subject to the provisions of existing planning controls.

The single LEP applies to the vast majority of the LGA, with a small portion of the local government area being land deferred for further consideration. The updating the CCLEP for these deferred lands will be publicly exhibited to the community early to mid-2023. Council is currently awaiting the Gateway Determination for the Deferred Matters Planning Proposal from the Department of Planning and Environment. This is expected to be issued to Council before the end of the year. The Gateway Determination will identify the tasks that Council are to complete both prior and during public exhibition. At this stage the deferred lands remain subject to The Interim Development Order 122 (IDO 122) and Gosford Planning Scheme Ordinance.  The Gosford Town Centre remains subject to State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts Regional) 2021 Pt 5.8 Gosford City Centre.

Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022

View the Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022

A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is the primary legal planning document for guiding land use and planning decisions made by Council. An LEP describes what can be undertaken on land and is supported by mapping (including land use zones, height of building, lot size maps etc.). 

Through zoning and development controls, the LEP allows Council to manage the way in which land is used to shape our local communities. It is also a way of reflecting strategic land use planning undertaken by Councils - for example, by providing an adequate supply of land for housing and employment.

The Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022 (CCLEP 2022) is a consolidation of Gosford LEP 2014 and Wyong LEP 2013 into one plan for the entire Central Coast. The CCLEP 2022, and the corresponding Central Coast Development Control Plan 2022 (CCDCP 2022) provides a consistent approach to planning decisions across the whole of the Central Coast LGA. This streamlines decision-making and provides a simpler development framework for the community.  

The Central Coast LEP 2022 Digital Mapping

Central Coast LEP 2022 is supported by Digital Mapping only with the former pdf. mapping system progressively being retired by the NSW State Government. The mapping will be accessed via the mapping link found when you access the LEP on the NSW Legislation Website. 

The LEP mapping can also be accessed through Council's Online Mapping Tool.

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Last updated : Tue 15 Nov 2022