Draft Planning Controls

Draft Planning Controls

A Planning Proposal is a request to amend a Local Environmental Plan (LEP). LEPs are legal documents that guide future development through land use zones and development controls.

The following are the Planning Proposals that have been exhibited by Council but not yet finalised.

All submissions received are being considered and will be reported to Council to decide whether to proceed with the Planning Proposal. The Planning Proposal may need to be revised during this process. If Council resolves to proceed with the Planning Proposal, we will work with the Department of Planning and Environment to finalise the Planning Proposal and LEP amendment.

If you made a submission, we'll notify you of the dates of the relevant Council meetings and how to view the information that will be presented to Council at those meetings.

Amendment 4 was made to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 on 28 January 2015. This LEP sets out the land use and planning controls for most of the City, including the City’s residential and commercial uses. However, certain areas were deferred from the LEP to enable further community consultation of the post exhibition changes.These areas are broadly:

  • Land in Werrington Business Park, Werrington,
  • Land in French Street, Werrington (known as the Werrington Signals Site),
  • Land in Glossop Street, St Marys (east of Glossop Street and south of Chapel Street),
  • Land in Castlereagh Street, Penrith (in the Hornseywood Conservation Area), and
  • Land required by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in Claremont Meadows and Orchard Hills.

A Planning Proposal was subsequently prepared to enable the inclusion of the above deferred areas or matters into Penrith LEP 2010. The Planning Proposal was exhibited from 27 July 2015 to 24 August 2015.

At its Ordinary Meeting of 22 August 2016, Council resolved to endorse the Planning Proposal. We have submitted the endorsed Planning Proposal to the Greater Sydney Commission with a request that they make the Plan. 

The Council Report and Planning Proposal can be downloaded below:

Deferred Matters Planning Proposal Council Report
Attachment 1 - Summary of Submissions and Recommendations
Attachment 2 - Discussion Paper
Attachment 3 - Peer Review
Attachment 4 - Post Exhibition Amendments to Planning Proposal
Attachment 5 - Revised Planning Proposal

The Planning Proposal for the Penrith City Park (the Planning Proposal) seeks to rezone the land bound by Station Street, Henry Street, Allen Place and Woodriff Street from B3 Commercial Core to B4 Mixed Use. The proposed rezoning of this land would expand the permissible uses on the site, by making residential uses permissible. The current RE1 Public Recreation zone at the corner of Henry Street and Station Street is proposed to be retained.

The Planning Proposal, amending LEP maps and supporting information was on exhibition from Monday 2 May 2016 to Monday 30 May 2016.

At its Policy Review Committee Meeting of 11 July 2016, Council resolved to endorse the Planning Proposal subject to an independent peer review. We have arranged for this peer review to be undertaken. Following the independent peer review, we will submit the Planning Proposal to the Greater Sydney Commission with a request that it make the Plan. 

The Council Report and Planning Proposal can be downloaded below:

City Park Planning Proposal Council Report
Attachment 1 - Discussion Paper
Attachment 2 - Planning Proposal

Council recently exhibited a Planning Proposal that seeks to make changes to the Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP) for 7 Council owned lots at the corner of Rodgers and Somerset Streets, Kingswood (Lots 137 to 143 DP 14333).

The Planning Proposal seeks to:

  • reclassify 7 parcels of Council owned land from ‘Community’ to ‘Operational’ land
  • rezone the land from RE1 Public Recreation to B4 Mixed Use, and
  • introduce a minimum lot size control over the rezoned lots.

A Planning Proposal is a request to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to amend a LEP. LEPs are legal documents that guide future development through land use zones and development controls.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has not issued an authorisation for Council to exercise delegation to make this plan.

The Planning Proposal and supporting documents can be viewed at www.yoursaypenrith.com.au.

Public Exhibition

Council invited the public to comment on the proposed changes when the Planning Proposal and supporting information was publicly exhibited from Monday 18 March 2019 to Tuesday 16 April 2019

The public exhibition has finished and the deadline for written submissions has passed.

Public Hearing

The process that Council must follow to reclassify the land requires an independently chaired public hearing, which will be held in the coming months. The chair of the hearing will provide Council with a report on the hearing and submissions received, which will be made public.

Submissions received during the public exhibition and public hearing will be reported to Council for its consideration.

Enquiries

For further enquiries please contact Breannan Dent – Planner on 4732 8196.

Penrith City Council is publicly exhibiting a Planning Proposal to amend Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP) to reclassify four Council owned sites from ‘Community’ to ‘Operational’ Land.

The land subject to this Planning Proposal includes:

  • Site 1 - 12A Champness Crescent, St Marys NSW 2760 (Lot 41 DP 35970)
  • Site 2 - 32A Champness Crescent, St Marys NSW 2760 (Lot 51 DP 35970)
  • Site 3 - 110A Dunheved Circuit, St Marys NSW 2760 (Lot 211 DP 31909)
  • Site 4 - Part of Soper Place Car Park, 5-7 Lawson Street, Penrith NSW 2750(Lots 1-3 DP 1159119)

Reclassification of sites 1, 2 and 3 will enable Council to consider the future use of the land in line with the existing zoning. This may include development, disposal, or consolidation with the adjoining land.

Site 4 forms part of the Soper Place Car Park and requires reclassification for consistency with the existing car park lots, which are already classified as Operational. The reclassification process will not result in any loss of parking.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has not issued an authorisation for Council to exercise delegation to make this plan. 

Public Exhibition

Council invites the public to review and comment on proposed changes to the Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP). 

The Planning Proposal is on public exhibition from Monday 8 April 2019 to Friday 17 May 2019

The Planning Proposal can be viewed at the following locations:

  • Online at yoursaypenrith.com.au
  • Penrith Civic Centre - 601 High Street, Penrith (Mon–Fri 8.30am-4pm)• Council’s St Marys Office - 207-209 Queen Street (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm).
  • Penrith Library – 601 High Street (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm)
  • St Marys Library – 207-209 Queen Street (Mon-Thu 9am-8pm; Fri 9am-5:30pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm).

You are invited to comment by making a written submission to Council by 4pm on Friday 17 May 2019:

Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post to: 
The General Manager (Attention Breannan Dent), 
Penrith City Council, 
PO Box 60, 
Penrith NSW 2751, or

In person: at the Penrith Civic Centre.

Please include the subject line ‘RZ18/0008 - Submission on Planning Proposal for 4 sites in St Marys and Penrith’.

After the exhibition has finished, Council will hold a public hearing for this planning proposal. The results of the public exhibition and public hearing will be reported to Council for its consideration in the coming months.

Enquiries

For further enquiries please contact Breannan Dent – Planner on 4732 8196.

Penrith City Council wants to hear your views on a Planning Proposal which seeks to amend Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 to resolve several policy changes, contemporise certain elements and undertake ‘housekeeping’ changes which are minor in nature. These matters have been consolidated as a single set of proposed changes, known as an ‘Annual Update Amendment’.

The Planning Proposal is the key document in the process for amending local environmental plans. It explains the intended effect of the proposed changes and sets out the justification for the recommended amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010.

The Planning Proposal is on public exhibition from 15 April 2019 to 27 May 2019, online at yoursaypenrith.com.au and at Council’s Civic Centre, Penrith Library, St Marys Business Office and St Marys Library. Fact sheets and guidance on how to make a submission are also available.

You are invited to review and comment on the proposed changes to the planning controls by making a written submission by 27 May 2019.

Council officers will be available to answer questions on the Planning Proposal during business hours at the Civic Centre Monday to Friday. Alternatively, please contact Joel Carson on 4732 8196 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Draft amendments to Penrith Development Control Plan 2014

Council, at its Ordinary Meeting of 17 December 2018, adopted amendments to the Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 (Penrith DCP 2014). These amendments came into effect on 21 December 2018.

The amendments relate to the following matters.

Multi dwelling housing amendments:

  • Increase the lot frontage width required for multi dwelling housing developments.
  • Make clear allowances for basement car parking.
  • Ensure stacked car parking spaces can only be provided in front of garages, rather than behind them to reduce on-street car parking.

Boarding house amendments:

  • Introduce clear development controls for boarding houses for the benefit of neighboring properties and tenants.
  • Align with the consent conditions of the Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental Planning Policy 2009.

The amendments were on public exhibition from Monday 20 August to Monday 17 September 2018. Submissions received during this period were presented to Council for its consideration on 10 December 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact our City Planning team on 4732 8196, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..