Planning Controls and Policies
Thinking about building or
developing in Bankstown... or just want to find out more about the key planning
documents that apply to your neighbourhood?
Bankstown City Council has a
number of planning documents to effectively manage the City of Bankstown in a
way that promotes sustainable development and addresses community expectations.
Bankstown Local Environmental Plan 2001
The Bankstown Local Environmental Plan 2001 (LEP) is Council's principal
planning control for development in the City of Bankstown. The LEP provides
objectives, zones and core development standards such as floor space ratios,
densities and lot size requirements.
Bankstown Development Control Plan 2005
The Bankstown Development Control Plan 2005 (DCP) supplements the LEP by
providing additional objectives and development controls to enhance the function
and appearance of development in the City of Bankstown. The development controls
include height, setbacks, urban design, amenity, landscaping, access and
Development Engineering Standards
The Development Engineering Standards ensure the quality and maintenance of infrastructure is consistent with the future needs of the City's built environment in relation to stormwater drainage, stormwater easements, driveways and footpath crossings.
Section 94A Development Contributions Plan
The Section 94A Development Contributions Plan enables Council to impose a levy
on development to help fund the cost of providing new public infrastructure and
services. The plan also identifies the projects that will be funded by the
Planning Agreements Policy
The Planning Agreements Policy enables Council to enter into voluntary
arrangements with property owners and developers to help fund the cost of
providing new public infrastructure and services.
In addition, Bankstown
Development Control Plan 2005 enables Council to enter into voluntary
arrangements with property owners and developers in lieu of providing off–street
car parking for certain development in the Bankstown CBD. This is subject to
complying with the Planning Agreements Policy and the *Bankstown City Centre Car
Bankstown Commercial Use of Footways Policy
The Bankstown Commercial Use of Footways Policy provides a framework that
enables the commercial use of public footways whilst addressing the requirements
for public access and circulation. This policy ensures a high standard for
restaurants, cafes and businesses undertaking commercial street trading.
Policy for the Management of Contaminated Land
This Policy sets out the framework for the management of contaminated land
within Bankstown City Council. The Policy outlines how contaminated land issues
are addressed by Council’s planning and environmental decision-making
State Government Planning Guidelines and Policies
The legal framework of the NSW development system requires development
applications to comply with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979,
Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and other regulatory
instruments such as state and regional plans, BASIX, and the Residential Flat
Visit the NSW Government's Planning
website for more information.