Development Plans


Decisions about development in Warringah are influenced by State and local planning legislation, strategies, controls and policies designed to address a variety of specific planning issues.

Search the Planning Rules for Your Property

The major items of legislation affecting development in Warringah are the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the State Environmental Planning Policies, the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and the Development Control Plan (DCP). These documents apply to all land in Warringah, with the exception of lands referred to as a deferred matter.

There are also a number of plans and policies designed to address specific issues in Warringah. Those issues include medium density housing in our shopping centres, bushfire prone land, and heritage.

State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs)

Certain building projects must be considered under SEPPs. Some may be approved under particular SEPPs, such as exempt and complying development.

In this section you can find

WLEP 2011

Warringah LEP 2011

The WLEP 2011 is based on a system of zones that are differentiated by the range of permitted and prohibited land uses.
WLEP 2000

WLEP 2000

The WLEP 2000 still applies to land known as a ‘deferred matter’ within Warringah.
DCP 2011

DCP 2011

The DCP contains planning controls that are not included in LEP 2011. The two documents should be read together.

DCP 2000

An amendment to the old DCP is still in force for ‘deferred’ land. Read more here