The Carrathool Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 came into force as the planning instrument for the shire on the 20 July 2012. The new LEP replaces the former instrument 'Carrathool Interim Development Order No.1' and other amendments to the instrument since its adoption on 26 March 1976. The new LEP introduces new zoning to land across the shire and provides the platform for future electronic planning (e-planning).
The adoption of the first comprehensive instrument under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as amended also saw the implementation of first on-line accessible planning instrument for the shire.
The new LEP can be downloaded from the Legislation NSW web link.
The web page is hosted by the NSW Parliamentary Counsel Office and content managed by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. Users of the new LEP can search for individual clauses, zone information, permitted development types, zoning maps, minimum lot size maps and like.