Planning controls and policies

Planning controls and policies
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Thinking about building or developing in the City, or just want to find out more about the key planning documents that apply to your neighbourhood? Planning controls policies Canterbury-Bankstown Thinking about building or developing in the City, or just want to find out more about the key planning documents that apply to your neighbourhood? We have a number of planning documents.  

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Canterbury-Bankstown Local Environmental Plan 2023 and Development Control Plan 2023
We are excited to announce that the Canterbury-Bankstown Local Environmental Plan 2023 and Development Control Plan 2023, a comprehensive planning framework, will take effect on Friday 23 June 2023.
In 2019, our Council introduced Connective City 2036, a strategic planning vision that serves as a guide for our City's growth. This vision focuses on sustainable development, the preservation of our environment, the provision of housing for future generations, and the maximisation of employment opportunities.
The next phase involved the development of our Consolidated Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan. These planning documents embody the vision of Connective City 2036 and merge the regulations of the former councils into a single set of planning rules. They will apply to all development applications lodged on or after 23 June 2023.
We kindly ask for your patience and understanding during the transition to our new planning controls, as these changes happen periodically.

Thinking about building or developing in our City, or just want to find out more about the key planning documents that apply to your neighbourhood?

We have a number of planning documents to effectively manage our City in a way that promotes sustainable development and addresses community expectations.​​

Planning controls for the City of Canterbury Bankstown

View LEP (Document)

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Canterbury-Bankstown Local Environmental Plan 2023

The Canterbury-Bankstown Local Environmental Plan 2023 is Council's principal planning document to regulate effective and orderly development in our city. The LEP provides objectives, zones and development standards such as lot sizes, floor space ratios and building heights.

 

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Canterbury-Bankstown Development Control Plan 2023

The Canterbury-Bankstown Development Control Plan 2023 supports the LEP by providing additional objectives and development controls to enhance the function and appearance of development in our city. The development controls include storey limits, setbacks, urban design, amenity, landscaping, access and parking.

 

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Development Contributions

Development contributions are levied on new development in Canterbury-Bankstown to help fund the cost of providing additional or improved local public infrastructure needed by the new development. Click on this link for the contributions plan, calculator, explanatory Fact Sheets, contributions register and repealed plans.

 

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Planning Agreements

Planning agreements are contracts voluntarily entered into by Council and a developer in relation to certain planning proposals, development applications or complying development certificate applications. The planning agreement requires the developer to provide public benefits (such as land, a financial contribution, constructing infrastructure or other public facilities or services) to address the implications or merit of the development.

Click on this link for the planning agreement policy, templates for planning agreements and letters of offer, and the planning agreements register.

 

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Canterbury-Bankstown Community Participation Plan

This Plan establishes how Council engages with the community in carrying out its land use planning functions such as the assessment and determination of development applications, planning proposals, development control plan amendments and contributions plans.

 

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Canterbury-Bankstown Contaminated Lands Policy

This Policy sets out the framework for the management of contaminated land. This Policy outlines how contaminated land issues are addressed by Council's planning and environmental decision-making processes.

 

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Canterbury-Bankstown Commercial Use of Footways Policy

This Policy provides a framework that enables the commercial use of public footways whilst addressing the requirements for public access and circulation. This Policy ensures a high standard for restaurants, cafes and businesses undertaking commercial street trading.

 

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Canterbury-Bankstown Vehicular Footway Crossing Policy

This Policy sets out the requirements for the construction, widening, reconstruction and maintenance of vehicular crossings over public footways in our city.

 

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Council Standard Drawings

These Drawings may be viewed and downloaded individually or as a complete set.​

Repealed Planning Controls and Policies

Click on the buttons below to access repealed policies relating to the former Bankstown and Canterbury City Councils.

Former Bankstown City Council Policies

Former Canterbury City Council Policies

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.