Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014

The Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 is the principal planning instrument affecting land use in the Lithgow Local Government Area.  The Plan, although prepared by Council in conjunction with the Lithgow community, was vetted and amended by the State Government before being made and gazetted by the Minister for Planning.

The Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 commenced on 19 December, 2014.  The written instrument can be viewed on the New South Wales Government Legislation web site via the following link;


The supporting LEP maps are also available through the above link.

The purpose of the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is to define what purpose land may be used for as well as development standards and controls that apply.  The Plan consists of a written statement and a number of maps that depict the spatial application of the various zones and controls.

The Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 applies to all land in the Lithgow Local Government Area and repeals the following Plans:

  • Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 1994 ( except for land identified as “Deferred Matter” on the Land Application Map being the former Cement Works Site at Portland) and
  • Rylstone Local Environmental Plan 1996.

Exempt and Complying Development

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 specifies exempt and complying development under that Policy. The Codes SEPP has state-wide application and is adopted for the purposes of this Plan.

Savings Provisions

Any development application lodged prior to the 19 December 2014 and not finally determined will be assessed in accordance with the previous Local Environmental Plans and the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. 

All development applications lodged on or after the 19 December 2014 will be assessed under the new Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014.

149 Certificates

Section 10.7 Planning Certificates (commonly known as zoning certificate) provide information about planning controls and other property issues that affect a particular piece of land. All contracts of sale for real estate require a current 10.7 Certificate to be attached to the contract.