Local Environmental Plan
A Local Environmental Plan is a legal document called a Planning Instument, it provides the rules and guidelines which control the use of private and public land through zoning. It aims to reduce possible conflict between adjoining land uses, and aims to ensure there is adequate land to meet the diverse needs of our region.
The Mid-Western Regional Local Environmental Plan 2012 commenced on the 10 August 2012, and has been amended multiple times since. The written Local Environmental Plan can be viewed on the New South Government Legislation web site via the following link:
To view the maps for the LEP please follow the link below:
The Mid-Western Regional Local Environmental Plan 2012 affects every parcel of land within the Mid-Western Region. The plan replaced the previous Local Environmental Plans operating in the area, namely:
Mid-Western Regional Interim Local Environmental 2008
Rylstone Local Environmental Plan 1996
Merriwa Local Environmental Plan 1992
Development Control Plan 2013
Purpose of the Plan
This Plan contains detailed requirements to guide development in the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area. It complements and must be considered with the provisions of the Mid-Western Regional Council Local Environmental Plan 2012. The plan applies to all land in the Mid-Western Regional Council Area, was adopted by Council on 6 February 2013, and commenced operation on 11 February 2013.
Aim of the Plan
The aims of this Plan are to:
- Define development standards that deliver the outcomes desired by the community and Council;
- Provide clear and concise development guidelines for various forms of development;
- Encourage innovation in design and development by not over-specifying development controls;
- Expedite development approvals by providing clear direction of Council’s intent and criteria; and
- Provide certainty of development outcomes for developers and the community.
Section 94 Contributions Plan
The purpose of this plan is to identify requirements for contributions by development,towards the cost of providing public facilities and services funded in whole or in part by Mid-Western Regional Council (Council) and to provide a basis for the management and accounting of such contributions. The specific aims of the plan are to:
- Apply Section 94 contributions in a manner that is fair, reasonable, publicly accountable and equitable;
- Ensure that new residential development contributes to the provision of public facilities and public services the need for which is caused by the development;
- Ensure that the contributing development benefits from the public facilities and services financed from those contributions; and
- Ensure that public facilities and services are appropriate to the needs of those who contribute to their provision and are provided within a reasonable time.
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Section 94A Contributions Plan
The primary purposes of this contribution plan are:
- To authorise the imposition of a condition on certain development consents and complying development certificates requiring the payment of a contribution pursuant to section 94A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 (EP&A Act).
- To assist the Council to provide the appropriate public facilities which are required to maintain and enhance amenity and service delivery within the area.
- To publicly identify the purposes for which the levies are required.
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Water Development Servicing Plan
This Development Servicing Plan (DSP) covers water supply developer charges (DC) for the Mid Western Regional Council. This relates to assets such as treatment facilities, transfer systems and storage reservoirs.
This DSP has been prepared with consideration to Developer Charges Guidelines for Water Supply, Sewerage and Stormwater (2002). These are the final relevant guidelines, managed by the Department of Water and Energy (DWE).
This DSP aims to:
- Allow Council to require an equitable monetary contribution for the provision of water supply infrastructure to meet the demands generated by development.
- Facilitate the future provision of a water supply to the Mid Western Regional Council area which meets the required levels of service with regard to flows,pressure, water quantity and the frequency of restrictions.
- Set out the schedule and programme of proposed works to meet increasing town water supply demands generated by development.
- Detail the contribution rates and Mid Western Regional Council’s payment policies.
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Sewerage Development Servicing Plan
This Development Servicing Plan (DSP) covers sewerage developer charges (DC) for the Mid Western Regional Council. This DSP has been prepared with consideration to Developer Charges Guidelines for Water Supply, Sewerage and Stormwater (2002). These are the final relevant guidelines, managed by the Department of Water and Energy, Utilities (DWE).
This DSP aims to:
1. Allow Council to require an equitable monetary contribution for the provision of sewerage infrastructure to meet the loading generated by development.
2. Facilitate the future provision of sewerage services to the Mid Western Regional Council area which meets the required levels of service with regard to pump station capacity, collector main capacity and treated effluent quality.
3. Set out the schedule and programme of proposed works to meet increasing sewerage loads generated by development.
4. Detail the contribution charges and Mid Western Regional Council’s payment policies.
To enable this, a future demand estimate of sewerage load for the Council has been undertaken. The demand estimate is the basis used for determining the infrastructure required to meet the need generated by future development.
Developer contributions are applicable for existing and proposed works which serve future development.
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