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.
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.