Fairfield Local Environmental Plan Review

Fairfield Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 is being reviewed to align with priorities outlined in the Greater Sydney Commission's Western City District Plan (i.e. 10 Directions) within a two year timeframe (to mid-2020) following State Government funding.

Council has prepared a 20 year vision for Fairfield City’s future planning and development – it’s in our Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).

The Local Strategic Planning Statement provides the direction for land use planning and decisions as we continue Shaping A Diverse City.

The Local Strategic Planning Statement:

  • sets the foundation for what makes Fairfield City great
  • identifies what the community needs into the future
  • directs how planning will deliver a City the community needs

The Local Strategic Planning Statement contains planning priorities and actions to deliver a diverse City, offering choice in housing, access to jobs, open space and parklands and thriving centres.

As part of the review process various studies will be undertaken, with an opportunity for comment and input. Keep an eye out for public notices to have your say in the City's future. 

Phases involved in the review project:

Phase 1 - LEP Review Health Check

Local Environmental Plan Review Health Check

A review of Fairfield Local Environmental Plan 2013, relevant local plans and strategies to assess their alignment with the Western City District Plan. Council's Local Environmental Plan Review Health Check was considered by Council on 25 September 2018 and has been approved by the GSC. 

Phase 2 - Draft Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS)

Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)

The draft Fairfield Local Strategic Planning Statement was on public exhibition from 26 June 2019  - 23 August 2019. To view the exhibited draft Local Strategic Planning Statement, click here(PDF, 9MB)

Phase 3 - Final LSPS

Reviewed Submissions and implemented options. To view the finalised Fairfield Local Strategic Planning Statement, click here

 

Phase 4 - Planning Proposal and Gateway Approval

Planning Proposal & Gateway Approval

Report to City Manager regarding preparation of a planning proposal to amend Fairfield Local Environmental Plan 2013 and request gateway approval from Department Planning Environment and Industry. View the proposal here(PDF, 7MB).

Phase 5 - Exhibit Draft LEP

Exhibit Draft Local Environmental Plan 

Community consultation for planning proposal and draft Local Environmental Plan.

Phase 6 - Plan Making

Plan Making

As part of the staged delivery of Fairfield Local Environmental Plan 2013 amendments, following public exhibition and Council resolution to proceed with amendment, submit final planning proposal to Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for finalisation (approximately 6 weeks to publication on Legislation website once received by DPIE).

Refer to Phase 4 for more detail on each Stage of LEP amendment.

  • Mapping associated with the Fairfield Local Environmental Plan 2013 can be viewed here
  • You can also search for planning controls and mapping that applies to your property via the NSW Planning Portal