Draft Hilltops Local Environmental Plan 2021

Community Consultation

15 March to 26 April 2021

The Community Consultation period has now closed.

The Draft Hilltops LEP implements the short term vision of Hilltops 2040, Hilltops’ Local Strategic Planning Statement and leads to the development of the future Hilltops Development Control Plan (DCP) and Hilltops Infrastructure Contributions Plans.

You can continue to view this website and read about the Draft LEP while Council considers the submissions received.

See information about the Draft LEP

LEP Introduction

What is a LEP, what can it do and what can’t it do?

Local Clauses

What are the Local Clauses and what can they do? 


What are Zones and where do they apply?


Local Heritage Items and Conservation Areas in the Draft LEP.


Minimum Lot Sizes, where and how they apply.

Online Map Viewer 

View what planning controls apply to your property.

Current Status

Comments and submissions closed on Monday 26 April 2021.

All Draft Hilltops documents and content is available via the Document Library and associated Mapping can be found at Online Mapping Viewer.

Latest News on the Draft Hilltops LEP Project

Public Consultation completed for the Draft Hilltops LEP

Hilltops Council is grateful for the level of interest shown in the Draft Hilltops LEP and mapping during public consultation, which finished with the closure of the submission period on Monday 26 April. More than 10,000 views were made to the Draft Hilltops LEP website during the 42 days of ...
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Talk to a Planner – Boorowa and Harden Drop-in Sessions Announced

Drop-in sessions announced for Boorowa and Harden Do you have any questions about the proposed Draft Hilltops LEP?  Council Strategic Planners will be available on the following days for you to drop in and talk through any questions you have: Boorowa Thursday 15 April, 1:30 pm to 4 pm.  Thursday ...
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Boorowa Heritage

Heritage Conservation in Hilltops

Hilltops Council continues to work closely with landowners, the community and Heritage NSW in the conservation and management of heritage items across Hilltops. To assist with this conservation and management, Council completed the Hilltops Heritage Review Study 2019. This study investigated local heritage items across the Council area. Click on the link ...
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Drop in Sessions – Environment Mapping and Terrestrial Biodiversity – 22nd March and 23rd March 2021

Draft Terrestrial Biodiversity Map - Draft Hilltops LEPDrop in at the Hilltops Council Offices to discuss the proposed Environmental Planning Controls and mapping in the Draft Hilltops LEP. Staff from Hilltops Council and NSW Government Biodiversity Conservation Division will be available at the drop in sessions on Monday 22nd March ...
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Media Release: On Exhibition and Public Consultation Draft Hilltops Local Environmental Plan

Hilltops Council has placed the Draft Hilltops Local Environmental Plan on public exhibition. The preparation of the Draft Hilltops LEP for consultation is a major step towards consolidating and upgrading all land use planning controls and standards in use across Hilltops. The LEP provides land use planning controls that govern ...
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