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LEP 2011 Frequently Asked Questions

The Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011 (LEP 2011) came into effect on Friday 23 December 2011.

The LEP 2011 is available for viewing and downloading from the NSW Government’s legislation website

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefit of a Standard Instrument LEP?

The Standard Instrument provides baseline land use provisions and definitions that are standardised across the State. This provides greater certainty regarding land use and permissibility in Cessnock and across the State of NSW.

Why has Council also prepared a new Development Control Plan?

A new DCP has been prepared by Council to coordinate with the changes made to the LEP. The Cessnock DCP 2010 contains detailed planning controls that are not included in Cessnock LEP 2011.

Are my Section 149(2) and 149(5) Certificates still valid?.

Section 149 Certificates are only valid for the day in which they are issued.

All Section 149 Certificates issued prior to 23 December 2011 have been prepared under Cessnock LEP 1989.

For the latest property information relating to your land, please order a new Section 149 Certificate.

Where can I see Cessnock LEP 2011 or DCP 2010?

Cessnock LEP 2011 is available online via the NSW Legislation website.

Cessnock DCP 2010 can be viewed on Council’s website.

Both Cessnock LEP 2011 and Cessnock DCP 2010 are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Cessnock City Council Administration Building, 62-78 Vincent Street, Cessnock
  • Cessnock Library, 65-67 Vincent Street, Cessnock
  • Kurri Kurri Library, 253 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri