Council is exhibiting a planning proposal (LEP003/15) affecting certain land within the Hawkesbury Local Government Area.

The proposed amendments are generally procedural (housekeeping) as it relates to matters such as updating general wording and referencing; amending the LEP due to provisions of State Planning Policies; changes to minimum lot size provisions; site specific rezoning and land classifications; and correcting some minor drafting and mapping errors.

The proposed amendments also include the addition of certain land uses as permissible development in the RU1 Primary Production, RU2 Rural Landscape, RU4 Primary Production Small Lots, RU5 Village, R1 General Residential, R2 Low Density Residential, R3 Medium Density Residential, R5 Large Lot Residential and E3 Environmental Management & E4 Environmental Living zones.

Land Affected: Certain land within the Hawkesbury local government area as detailed in the Planning Proposal.

The Draft General Amendments to the Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP003/15) is on exhibition between Friday 24 April 2020 to Friday 22 May 2020 inclusive.

A copy of the Draft General Amendments to the Hawkesbury LEP 2012 (LEP003/15) and supporting information can be viewed on Council’s website at “Your Hawkesbury Your Say

The last day for the receipt of submissions is Friday 22 May 2020.

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, by fax to (02) 4587 7740 or by email to or by completing an online submission via Your Hawkesbury Your Say up to close of business on Friday 22 May 2020.

Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting. Please quote Reference: Draft General Amendments to the Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP003/15).

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s Meeting Business Paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

The Minister for Planning has not delegated the making of the local environmental plan to Council.

Should you have any enquiries with respect to this matter, please contact Strategic Planning Manager or Strategic Land Use Planning Coordinator on (02) 4560 4544 or attention email enquiries