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Holroyd Local Environment Plan 2013

The Holroyd Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 replaces LEP 1991 and came into effect on 5 August 2013.

Holroyd LEP 2013 is the new blueprint for land use and development in Holroyd over the next 20 years and is expected to provide greater housing sustainability, revitalise the Merrylands Centre and pave the way for steady local economic growth. It has the broad function of controlling development throughout the city and provides details on which land uses are permissible and prohibited within each zone, among others. LEPs are legal documents and should therefore be consulted first when contemplating a development.

Holroyd LEP 2013 and associated maps are available to view on the NSW Government Legislation website. The LEP Zoning Map is also available to view in the Customer Services area of the Administration Building.

Please note that zoning information cannot be provided over the phone or by email. If you require printed copies of the LEP maps, they can be accessed online or ordered using the Map Order Form and submitted to Council with the appropriate fee. However, in order to establish the correct zoning of a property, it is recommended that a Section 149 Certificate be obtained from Council, which specifies the zoning and any restrictions/conditions that apply to the property.

To change an existing zoning requires a planning proposal to be submitted to Council for a Gateway determination by the Minister (or delegate). Council does not generally support “spot rezonings” that alter the zone of a particular parcel of land. More information on the planning proposal process can be found on the NSW Government planning department’s website.

Should you have any questions regarding Holroyd LEP 2013, please contact Council on 9840 9840.

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Development Control Plan 2013

Holroyd Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 is effective from Monday, 5 August 2013 and replaces Holroyd DCP 2007.

The Holroyd DCP 2013 provides guidance for the design and operation of development within Holroyd to achieve the aims and objectives of Holroyd Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013.

New development should meet the requirements of the DCP and the relevant Parts within the Plan should be consulted to ensure the best outcome for applicants and the community.

Each Part of the DCP is available to download using the link(s) below, or alternatively, hard copies may be purchased through Customer Services in person at the Council Administration Building, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands, or by calling 9840 9840. Please allow up to 2 days for printed copies to be made available as these are produced on request. A complete hard copy of the DCP is available to view free of charge at Customer Services during business hours.

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Section 94 Development Contributions Plan 2013

The new Holroyd Section 94 Contributions Plan commenced on 5 August 2013.

Holroyd has two Contributions Plans. One is the comprehensive plan for the local government area excluding Pemulwuy. The other is limited to the suburb of Pemulwuy.

The Contributions Plans levy for the provision of open space and recreation (including expanded and upgraded local parks and new playing fields), community facilities; traffic management; public domain works and drainage infrastructure.

Bank Guarantees – interest charges

The deferral of contributions payments in ‘business zones’ may be considered by Council on a discretionary basis. Security for the contributions will be required in the form of a bank guarantee with interest. The interest rate applicable is 4.7% per annum. This rate will be reviewed and updated as required.

For any enquiries, please contact Council’s Development Contributions Coordinator on 9840 9840.

Copies of the Contributions Plans, accompanying Works Schedules and current indexed rates can be downloaded here:

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Economic Development Strategy

The Economic Development Strategy was adopted by Council at its meeting of 2 September 2014. The Strategy provides a vision for future business and industrial development and proposes to establish Holroyd as “The Enterprise City” by focusing on advanced or niche manufacturing and businesses with initiative and resourcefulness. It also seeks to establish smart work hubs and meeting places in existing centres.

The Economic Development Strategy incorporates five strategies that promote Holroyd as a place for:

  • Attracting new business investors
  • Quality infrastructure that meets the needs of the local community, businesses and visitors
  • Competitive business and opportunities to network
  • Industrial operations and encouraging innovation
  • Partnership that provides support for businesses to develop and grow

The Economic Development Strategy is available to download using the link below.

If you would like more information on economic development in Holroyd, please contact Council on 9840 9840.

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Planning Legislation

Planning and development in NSW is carried out under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

As well as development assessment provisions, the Act also provides for the making of Environmental Planning Instruments, which are legal documents that regulate land use and development. These planning instruments are State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) which are administered by the State Government, and Local Environment Plans (LEPs) which are administered by local Councils.

The Act also provides for public participation in planning decisions, amongst various other provisions.

A list of SEPPs and Deemed SEPPs (formerly Regional Environmental Plans) is provided in the NSW Planning Portal.

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Development and Planning Policies

Flood Maps

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.

Development standards for flood control lots (see Flood Controls Lots Map)

3.36C Development standards for flood control lots

(1) This clause applies:

(a) to all development specified for this code that is to be carried out on a flood control lot, and

(b) in addition to all other development standards specified for this code.

 

(2) The development must not be on any part of a flood control lot unless that part of the lot has been certified, for the purposes of the issue of the relevant complying development certificate, by the council or a professional engineer who specialises in hydraulic engineering as not being any of the following:

(a) a flood storage area, (see Flood Hydraulic Categories Map)

(b) a floodway area, (see Flood Hydraulic Categories Map)

(c) a flow path, (see Flood Extents Map)

(d) a high hazard area, (see Provisional Flood Hazard Categories Map)

(e) a high risk area. (see Flood Risk Precincts Map, also refer to Holroyd Council’s Development Control Plan for flood conditions that apply to your proposal)

 

(3) The development must, to the extent it is within a flood planning area:

(a) have all habitable rooms no lower than the floor levels set by the council for that lot, and

(b) have the part of the development at or below the flood planning level constructed of flood compatible material, and

(c) be able to withstand the forces of floodwater, debris and buoyancy up to the flood planning level (or if on-site refuge is proposed, the probable maximum flood level), and

(d) not increase flood affectation elsewhere in the floodplain, and

(e) have reliable access for pedestrians from the development, at a minimum level equal to the lowest habitable floor level of the development, to a safe refuge, and

(f) have open car parking spaces or carports that are no lower than the 5% flood level, and

(g) have driveways between car parking spaces and the connecting public roadway that will not be inundated by a depth of water greater than 0.3m during a 1% AEP (annual exceedance probability) flood event.

 

(4) A standard specified in subclause (3) (c) or (d) is satisfied if a joint report by a professional engineer who specialises in hydraulic engineering and a professional engineer who specialises in civil engineering confirms that the development:

(a) can withstand the forces of floodwater, debris and buoyancy up to the flood planning level (or if on-site refuge is proposed, the probable maximum flood level), and

(b) will not increase flood affectation elsewhere in the floodplain.

 

(5) If a word or expression used in this clause is defined in the Floodplain Development Manual, the word or expression has the same meaning as it has in that Manual unless it is otherwise defined in this clause.

 

(6) In this clause:

“Flood compatible material” means building materials and surface finishes capable of withstanding prolonged immersion in water.

“Floodplain Development Manual” means the Floodplain Development Manual (ISBN 0 7347 5476 0) published by the NSW Government in April 2005.

“Flow path” means a flow path identified in the council’s flood study or floodplain risk management study carried out in accordance with the Floodplain Development Manual.

“High hazard area” means a high hazard area identified in the council’s flood study or floodplain risk management study carried out in accordance with the Floodplain Development Manual.

“High risk area” means a high risk area identified in the council’s flood study or floodplain risk management study carried out in accordance with the Floodplain Development Manual.

If development is proposed on a flood control lot (see Flood Controls Lots Map) is coloured:

  • Dark blue – mainstream flooding or
  • Yellow – Overland flooding or
  • Magenta – Dam failure or
  • Pink – overland flood study in progress

The lot is not an exempt and complying development and, under SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, Clause 3.36C, a private certifier may not be able to issue a Complying Development Certificate upon this parcel of land.

Holroyd Employment Lands Study

Holroyd Employment Lands Study