Public Exhibition of Various Planning Instruments for Penrith LGA

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Council is responsible for developing and implementing a number of planning instruments that guide development and the infrastructure needed to support this development. These Planning Instruments create land use and development controls for future development to realise our communities’ vision and our social, environmental and economic needs.

Council’s current planning instruments are:

  • Penrith Local Environmental Plan (2010)
  • Penrith Development Control Plan (2014)
  • Development Contributions Plans (various)

We are proposing to make some changes to our planning instruments in order to better meet our communities’ vision and to also comply with NSW Government requirements. Council invites you to provide feedback on the draft changes to the three following plans:

Amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan

(Planning Proposal – Phase 1 Review of Penrith LEP 2010)

Amendments to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP 2010) are proposed to align LEP 2010 with the planning priorities set in the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) Greater Sydney Region Plan – A Metropolis of Three Cities and Western City District Plan.

Phase 1 amendments are to:

  • increase the minimum lot size controls for multi-dwelling housing in R3 Medium Density Residential and R4 High Density Residential zones
  • apply a minimum lot size control for dual occupancy development in the RU5 Village zone for Londonderry and Luddenham villages
  • permit eco-tourist facilities, with consent, in the E4 Environmental Living zone
  • permit a limited number of additional land uses, with consent, on certain land within Castlereagh’s ‘centre’
  • remove the minimum lot size requirement for dwelling houses on 11 lots in Llandilo
  • include a new requirement for non-residential uses in the St Marys Town Centre B4 Mixed Use zone
  • extend the additional permitted uses provision for 164 Station Street, Penrith
  • rezone Triangle Park, Penrith to RE1 Public Recreation, and
  • undertake minor housekeeping matters.

The Phase 1 LEP Review Planning Proposal primarily responds to the immediate actions arising from the draft Local Housing Strategy, draft Rural Lands and Villages Strategy and draft St Marys Economic Development Strategy as well as addressing minor housekeeping amendments. Resolving these matters will provide a more accurate planning instrument and reduce the potential for delays if development is proposed in these areas.

These amendments form the first of a number of proposed staged amendments to the Penrith LEP 2010. The process that Council must follow to consider the proposal is known as the Gateway process, which requires the public exhibition of a Planning Proposal.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has not authorised Council to exercise delegation to make this plan.

Draft Housekeeping Amendment to Penrith Development Control Plan 2014

A draft Housekeeping Amendment proposing changes to Penrith Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 addresses the following matters:

  • Adult Change Facilities: The draft plan will introduce controls to provide adult change facilities in specific publicly accessible buildings.
  • Tree and Vegetation Management: The draft plan will update the vegetation management controls in response to recent legislative changes.
  • Outdoor Dining and Trading: The draft plan will update controls relating to Outdoor Dining and Trading to reflect and support Council’s recently adopted Outdoor Dining Policy and Guidelines.
  • Boarding Houses: The draft plan will update controls relating to Boarding Houses, to clarify and support existing controls and desired outcomes for boarding house development.
  • Notification and Advertising: The draft plan removes the Notification and Advertising section of the DCP, as this has now been superseded by Council’s recently adopted Community Participation Plan.

These housekeeping amendments form the first of a number of proposed staged amendments to the Penrith DCP 2014. The amendments proposed have been progressed ahead of a comprehensive review of DCP 2014 as they support and compliment Council’s established position or state policies that are currently in force.

Draft Section 7.12 Citywide Development Contributions Plan for non-residential development

A Development Contributions Plan is the mandatory collection of funds from development to deliver local infrastructure to support growth. The draft s7.12 Plan will:

  • ensure services, facilities and infrastructure meet the changing needs of our growing City
  • implement streamlined and transparent development contributions processes for non-residential development, and
  • fund a variety of necessary works including local and strategic traffic facilities, footpaths, bus shelters, floodplain risk management infrastructure, lighting, tree planting and water quality management works.


Have your say

The draft plans and supporting information are on public exhibition from Friday 1 May to Friday 29 May 2020.

The draft Plans, along with fact sheets on each draft plan can be viewed in the document library to the right.

You are invited to comment by making a written submission to Council by 4pm on Friday 29 May 2020:

  • Email: cityplanning@penrith.city
  • Post: The General Manager (Attention City Planning), Penrith City Council, PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751, or
  • Online survey and submission (Draft DCP 2014 and the Draft Contributions Plan only) below using the online survey.

Please indicate the plan you are commenting on in the subject line of your email or letter.

For more information, contact Council’s City Planning team on 4732 7777.


Council is responsible for developing and implementing a number of planning instruments that guide development and the infrastructure needed to support this development. These Planning Instruments create land use and development controls for future development to realise our communities’ vision and our social, environmental and economic needs.

Council’s current planning instruments are:

  • Penrith Local Environmental Plan (2010)
  • Penrith Development Control Plan (2014)
  • Development Contributions Plans (various)

We are proposing to make some changes to our planning instruments in order to better meet our communities’ vision and to also comply with NSW Government requirements. Council invites you to provide feedback on the draft changes to the three following plans:

Amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan

(Planning Proposal – Phase 1 Review of Penrith LEP 2010)

Amendments to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP 2010) are proposed to align LEP 2010 with the planning priorities set in the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) Greater Sydney Region Plan – A Metropolis of Three Cities and Western City District Plan.

Phase 1 amendments are to:

  • increase the minimum lot size controls for multi-dwelling housing in R3 Medium Density Residential and R4 High Density Residential zones
  • apply a minimum lot size control for dual occupancy development in the RU5 Village zone for Londonderry and Luddenham villages
  • permit eco-tourist facilities, with consent, in the E4 Environmental Living zone
  • permit a limited number of additional land uses, with consent, on certain land within Castlereagh’s ‘centre’
  • remove the minimum lot size requirement for dwelling houses on 11 lots in Llandilo
  • include a new requirement for non-residential uses in the St Marys Town Centre B4 Mixed Use zone
  • extend the additional permitted uses provision for 164 Station Street, Penrith
  • rezone Triangle Park, Penrith to RE1 Public Recreation, and
  • undertake minor housekeeping matters.

The Phase 1 LEP Review Planning Proposal primarily responds to the immediate actions arising from the draft Local Housing Strategy, draft Rural Lands and Villages Strategy and draft St Marys Economic Development Strategy as well as addressing minor housekeeping amendments. Resolving these matters will provide a more accurate planning instrument and reduce the potential for delays if development is proposed in these areas.

These amendments form the first of a number of proposed staged amendments to the Penrith LEP 2010. The process that Council must follow to consider the proposal is known as the Gateway process, which requires the public exhibition of a Planning Proposal.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has not authorised Council to exercise delegation to make this plan.

Draft Housekeeping Amendment to Penrith Development Control Plan 2014

A draft Housekeeping Amendment proposing changes to Penrith Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 addresses the following matters:

  • Adult Change Facilities: The draft plan will introduce controls to provide adult change facilities in specific publicly accessible buildings.
  • Tree and Vegetation Management: The draft plan will update the vegetation management controls in response to recent legislative changes.
  • Outdoor Dining and Trading: The draft plan will update controls relating to Outdoor Dining and Trading to reflect and support Council’s recently adopted Outdoor Dining Policy and Guidelines.
  • Boarding Houses: The draft plan will update controls relating to Boarding Houses, to clarify and support existing controls and desired outcomes for boarding house development.
  • Notification and Advertising: The draft plan removes the Notification and Advertising section of the DCP, as this has now been superseded by Council’s recently adopted Community Participation Plan.

These housekeeping amendments form the first of a number of proposed staged amendments to the Penrith DCP 2014. The amendments proposed have been progressed ahead of a comprehensive review of DCP 2014 as they support and compliment Council’s established position or state policies that are currently in force.

Draft Section 7.12 Citywide Development Contributions Plan for non-residential development

A Development Contributions Plan is the mandatory collection of funds from development to deliver local infrastructure to support growth. The draft s7.12 Plan will:

  • ensure services, facilities and infrastructure meet the changing needs of our growing City
  • implement streamlined and transparent development contributions processes for non-residential development, and
  • fund a variety of necessary works including local and strategic traffic facilities, footpaths, bus shelters, floodplain risk management infrastructure, lighting, tree planting and water quality management works.


Have your say

The draft plans and supporting information are on public exhibition from Friday 1 May to Friday 29 May 2020.

The draft Plans, along with fact sheets on each draft plan can be viewed in the document library to the right.

You are invited to comment by making a written submission to Council by 4pm on Friday 29 May 2020:

  • Email: cityplanning@penrith.city
  • Post: The General Manager (Attention City Planning), Penrith City Council, PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751, or
  • Online survey and submission (Draft DCP 2014 and the Draft Contributions Plan only) below using the online survey.

Please indicate the plan you are commenting on in the subject line of your email or letter.

For more information, contact Council’s City Planning team on 4732 7777.