Draft Terrestrial Biodiversity Map – Draft Hilltops LEP

Drop 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 and 23rd March.

If interested, please RSVP attending to ensure able to cater for COVID Safe Guidelines.

In Young on 22nd March – Monday Lunchtime 12.00 noon to 2.00pm

Young Hilltops Administration Office – 189 Boorowa Street, Young


In Boorowa on 23rd March  Tuesday Morning 9.00am to 11.00am

Boorowa Hilltops Administration Office – 6-8 Marsden Street, Boorowa


In Harden on 23rd March Tuesday Lunchtime 12.00 noon to 2.00pm

Harden Hilltops Administration Office – 3 East Street, Harden

Please RSVP to lep@hilltops.nsw.gov.au if interested in attending to ensure able to cater for COVID Safe Guidelines.

If you have any questions, require further information or clarification, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 1300 445 586 or by email lep@hilltops.nsw.gov.au

Environmental Clauses and Mapping in Draft Hilltops LEP

Of note in the Draft Hilltops LEP, an updated Terrestrial Biodiversity Map is proposed. The updated map has used data and information from the Biodiversity Conservation Division of Department of Planning Industry and Environment.

Other Draft Hilltops LEP Environmental Clauses include:
Mapped Clauses

  • Terrestrial biodiversity (Clause 7.2)
  • Riparian land and watercourses (Clause 7.3)
  • Groundwater vulnerability (Clause 7.4)
  • Protection of water quality in drinking water catchments (Clause 7.5)
  • Salinity (Clause 7.6)
  • Highly erodible soils (Clause 7.7)

Other clauses include:

  • Earthworks – (Clause 7.1)
  • Flood planning (Clause 7.5)
  • Development along the Lachlan and Boorowa Rivers and Lake Wyangala (Clause 7.8)

View the proposed Environmental Clauses and Online Mapping Viewer in the Draft Hilltops LEP