Planning Proposals

Planning Proposals
Aerial photo of Cooks River and Canterbury Vicinity
As part of the Sydney Metropolitan Plan, Council has worked with the NSW Government to establish long-term plans and initiatives for our area. Urban renewal As part of the Sydney Metropolitan Plan, Council has worked with the NSW Government to establish long-term plans and initiatives for our area. Planning
Aerial photo of Cooks River and Canterbury Vicinity

Planning Proposals (Pre–Lodgement Process)

A planning proposal is a request to amend a Local Environmental Plan through the Gateway process.

A Local Environmental Plan provides the legislative framework for land use and development in the City of Canterbury Bankstown through land use zones and development standards.  A Local Environmental Plan consists of a written instrument and a series of maps.

Anyone wishing to propose an amendment to a Local Environmental Plan within the City of Canterbury Bankstown should contact Council's Spatial Planning Team prior to lodging an application to discuss the process.

The attached information sheets provide further information regarding the pre–lodgement process.

Information Sheet – Pre–lodgement criteria to decide the types of planning proposals Council may progress

Information Sheet – Pre–lodgement process for planning proposal applications

Formal pre–lodgement meeting request form

Plannin​g proposals under consideration

The status of planning proposals submitted to the Department of Planning & Environment can be viewed on the Department's LEP Tracking System.

Planning proposals that are currently on exhibition can be viewed under the Hav​e Your Say​ section of this website.​

Local strategies​

The Residential Development Strategies and the Employment Lands Development Strategies are Council's local strategies.

Council prepared and adopted the strategies through the strategic planning process in consultation with the community, state agencies, industry and key stakeholders.

The strategies broadly identify the areas that can best cope with growth to 2031, consistent with the Greater Sydney Commission's Greater Sydney Region Plan and South District Plan.

Residential Development Strategies

Employment Lands Development Strategies

Former Bankstown City CouncilResidential Development Study (former City of Bankstown)
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Employment Lands Development Study (former Bankstown City Council)

Former Canterbury City Council

Residential Development Strategy (former Canterbury City Council)

Economic Development & Employment Strategy (former Canterbury City Council)

Local Area Plans

The Local Area Pla​ns aim to implement more detailed strategies for the future of the City.​

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