Local Environmental Plan

Local Environment Plans (LEPs) are the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and also ensure local development is done appropriately. They do this through zoning and development controls, which provides a framework for the way land can be used.

Prior to granting consent for development, Council must be satisfied that the proposed development satisfies the Coffs Harbour LEP 2013 and relevant provisions of this Plan.

Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP 2013) 

Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP 2013) currently applies to land in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA).

LEP 2013 was made on 27 September 2013 and was prepared in accordance with the Standard Instrument - Principal Local Environmental Plan that applies across New South Wales. Both the written document and maps can be viewed at the NSW Legislation website:

It should be noted that as of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For further information please see Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021 (nsw.gov.au)’.

For the Coffs Harbour LGA, this mean the following zone names are changed:

Superceded name

New name (now current)

Zone E1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves

Zone C1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves

Zone E2 – Environmental Conservation

Zone C2 – Environmental Conservation

Zone E3 – Environmental Management

Zone C3 – Environmental Management

Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013

LEP 2013 Maps 

Council's Online Mapping Tool

Historical planning controls