Consultation has concluded

In 2019, Council released Connective City 2036, which establishes a single strategic planning vision for the Canterbury Bankstown Local Government Area, and will guide any changes to our planning framework.

This vision is about sustainably growing our City, protecting environmental values, delivering housing for our next generations and maximising employment opportunities.

The next step is to produce a single set of planning rules for our City based on the vision that was set by Connective City 2036. This is the Consolidated Local Environmental Plan, which combines and aligns planning rules of the former Bankstown and Canterbury Councils.

A planning proposal was endorsed by the Canterbury Bankstown Local Planning Panel to progress to exhibition on 6 March 2020. The planning proposal and supporting technical studies are now on public exhibition for comment and feedback.


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    Region plan and district plan released

    2018 – The Greater Sydney Commission releases the Greater Sydney Region Plan and South District Plan, which reflect the NSW Government priorities to grow jobs and dwellings. All councils in Sydney are required to prepare a local housing strategy.

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    Accelerated LEP Program Announced

    2018 – The NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment announces the Accelerated LEP Program to assist councils to review their planning rules.

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    Connective City 2036 Engagement

    2019 – Council releases Connective City 2036

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    Gateway determination of LEP

    2020 – The NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment issues a Gateway Determination to enable Council to exhibit the Planning Proposal.

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    Endorsment by Canterbury Bankstown local planing panel

    The Canterbury Bankstown Local Planning Panel endorses the Planning Proposal and supporting technical studies to progress to exhibition, in accordance with the Gateway Determination.

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    This exhibition is Open for contributions

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    Under Review

    Contributions to this consultation are closed for evaluation and review. The Project team will report back on key outcomes.

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    Final Report

    The final report was endorsed by Council on 23 June 2020. Minutes for this Council meeting can be viewed here.

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    Submission to the NSW Department of Planning

    Should the Planning Proposal be endorsed, the Accelerated LEP Program requires Council to forward the Consolidated Local Environmental Plan to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment by June 2020 for approval.

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    Under review by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    View Planning Controls and Policies for Canterbury Bankstown

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