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 control 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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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

​Voluntary Planning Agreements Policy

The Planning Agreements Policy enables Council to enter into voluntary arrangements with property owners and developers to help fund the cost of providing new public infrastructure and services. 

Commercial Use of Footways Policy

The Commercial Use of Footways 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.

Contaminated Land Policy​​

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

​​​ Canterbury-Bankstown Enforcement and Compliance Levy​​

From 1 July 2018, all new Development Applications are subject to an Enforcement and Compliance levy. The underlying intent of this new Enforcement and Compliance levy is to better equip Council so that it can successfully respond to the broadening nature and increasing intensity of compliance and enforcement activity.

Planning controls for the former area of the City of Bankstown

Bankstown Local Enviro​nmental Plan 2015 

Bankstown Local Environmental Plan 2015 is Council's principal planning control for development in the city. The LEP provides objectives, zones and development standards such as floor space, building height and lot size requirements.

Bankstown Development Control Plan 2015 

Bankstown Development Control Plan 2015 supports the LEP by providing additional objectives and development controls to enhance the function and appearance of development in the city. The development controls include storey limits, setbacks, urban design, amenity, landscaping, access and parking. 

Development Engineering Standards 

The Development Engineering Standards ensure the quality and maintenance of infrastructure is consistent with the future needs of the City's built environment in relation to stormwater drainage, stormwater easements, driveways and footpath crossings.

Council Standard Drawings​

Council standard drawings may be viewed and downloaded individually or as a complete set.

Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 

The Section 94A Development Contributions Plan enables Council to impose a levy on development to help fund the cost of providing new public infrastructure and services. The plan also identifies the projects that will be funded by the levy. 

Bankstown Demolition and Construction Guidelines 

The Bankstown Demolition and Construction Guidelines ensure demolition and construction works are safe, do not impact on the city, and are carried out in accordance with relevant legislation requirements.

Repealed​ Plans​ ​

This section contains Council's repealed Bankstown LEP 2001, which is available as a point of reference only. Please note that these repealed plans are not the current controls and do not apply to development applications lodged on or after 5 March 2015.​

Planning controls for the former area of the City of Canterbury

​Canterbury Local Env​​ironmental Plan 2012

Canterbury Local Environmental Plan 2012 was notified on the NSW legislation website on 21 December 2012 and came into force on 1 January 2013. The LEP will replace all of council's previous principal planning instruments (Canterbury Planning Scheme Ordinance, LEP 138, 148 and 178).

Canterbury Development Control Plan 2012

The LEP is supported by Canterbury Development Control Plan 2012 which also came into force on 1 January 2013. The DCP contains more detailed development controls, standards and guidelines for all new development in the Canterbury part of the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

Commercial Use of Footways Policy

The Commercial Use of Footways 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.

Current Contribution Rates as indexed per quarter

This document summarises the contributions or levies payable under this Plan. For further details on how to calculate contributions, refer to clause 2.11 of the Canterbury Development Contributions Plan.

Canterbury Development Contributions Plan 2013

This plan applies to all land in the Canterbury part of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, except for the Canterbury Town Centre and Riverfront Precinct (see below).  It includes both Section 94 and Section 94A contributions. 

Canterbury Town Centre and Riverfront Precinct Development Contributions Plan

This plan applies only to the Canterbury Town Centre and Riverfront Precinct, as defined in the plan.​

Superced​e​d Canterbury City Section 94 Contributions Plan 2005

A copy of the superceded Canterbury City Section 94 Contributions Plan 2005 is also available for historical purposes. Contributions levied under this plan will still continue to be indexed as allowed for by the condition of consent. If you wish to find out the indexed contribution rate on a past condition of consent payable under this plan please contact Council’s Urban Planning Team.

State Government planning guidelines and p​olicies

The legal framework of the NSW development system requires development applications to comply with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and other regulatory instruments such as state and regional plans, BASIX, and the Apartment Design Guide.

NSW Government's Planning website

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008

State Environme​nt​al Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009​​​

Co​ntact

​​​​For more information, contact Council's Works and​ Projects Unit ​on 9707 9000.