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. 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 replaces 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
Any development application lodged prior to the 10 August 2012 will be assessed in accordance with the provisions of previous relevant Local Environmental Plans. Development Application lodged after the 10 August 2012 will be assessed under the Mid- Western Regional Local Environmental Plan 2012.
149 Certificates provide information regarding the current planning controls that apply to a parcel of land. All contracts of sale for real estate require a current 149 certificate to be attached to the contract. Please note that due to the commencement of new Mid- Western Regional Local Environmental Plan 2012 all 149 certificates lodged prior to 10 August 2012 are now out of date.