City Plan Submissions Accepted Until 21 April

The City's draft City Plan, a comprehensive draft Local Environmental Plan and draft Development Control Plan, has been on public exhibition since 2 February 2011. So that you have a chance to make a submission the City has extended the closing date for submissions to Thursday 21 April.

The City prepared the City Plan to meet new State Government guidelines for local planning documents. The City Plan will simplify planning processes in the Council area by consolidating three sets of existing planning controls: the Sydney LEP 2005, South Sydney LEP 1998 and Leichhardt LEP 2000. It will help us to plan sustainably for a growing population and protect the heritage and character of our villages.

The City Plan is the result of more than 40 studies, reviews and research projects, including the urban design studies for each of our neighbourhood areas, with consultation with the community forming an essential part of the Plan's preparation. More than 100 public meetings, forums, workshops and presentations gave us the opportunity to listen to and incorporate the diverse needs of our community and businesses.

During public exhibition, the City held a week-long information session so that residents and stakeholders could talk one-on-one with Council staff. Council staff also held separate meetings with representatives of 14 community groups and eight stakeholder groups. Council staff will continue to be available to answer any questions you have about the draft City Plan.

After the public exhibition period is complete staff will consider the submissions and prepare a report for Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

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