Marrickville Council's controls, plans and policies provide an urban planning framework to guide development in the Marrickville Local Government Area (LGA). Planning controls can be in the form of Local Environmental Plans (LEPs), Development Control Plans (DCPs), State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) as well as Council specific codes, strategies and policies.
'Development' is defined under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as:
- the use of land;
- the subdivision of land;
- the erection of a building;
- the carrying out of work;
- the demolition; or
- any other matter controlled by an environmental planning instrument.
To develop in Marrickville Council you must establish whether your development:
- is exempt development;
- is complying development; or
- requires a Development Application and Construction Certificate.
If your development meets the nominated criteria for exempt development, Council consent is not required. See the Codes SEPP on the NSW Legislation website.
If your development meets the nominated criteria for complying development, a complying development certificate is required. A complying development certificate may be issued by Council's Building Certification Services or an accredited certifier. See the Codes SEPP on the NSW Legislation website.
Development requiring a Development Application and Construction Certificate
All development proposals that do not meet the nominated criteria for exempt or complying development will require a development application to be lodged to Marrickville Council.
In this section
Marrickville Local Environment Plan (MLEP) 2011
The Marrickville LEP 2011 is a legal document that sets the direction for future growth in the local government area (LGA) by providing controls and guidelines for development. It determines what can be built, where it can be built and what activities can occur on land.
Marrickville Development Control Plan (MDCP) 2011
The MDCP 2011 contains controls which must be considered in the planning and design of any new development – from alteration and additions to a dwelling house, to new industrial buildings or shop top housing in town centres.
Previous LEP and DCPs
An archive page containing previous planning controls, which have since been superseded by the current LEP and DCPs. Please note that these documents are now officially repealed, and remain available for reference purposes only.
Exempt and Complying Development
Further information about exempt and complying development under the Codes SEPP.
Codes, Policies and Strategies
Marrickville Council has a number of policies, codes and strategies that provide additional information and guidance to controls included within the LEP and DCP.
Section 149 Certificates
Section 149 Planning Certificates contain information on how a property may be used, what planning instruments apply, as well as property affectations and restrictions on development. They are generally sought when a property is to be redeveloped or sold.
Background to LEP/DCP Review
In 2006 all councils were required by the NSW Government to review their Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) to make them consistent the Sydney Metropolitan Strategy and Standard Instrument, and to create a consolidated Development Control Plan (DCP). Council's review commenced with the drafting of the Marrickville Urban Strategy (MUS), and involved undertaking a number of background studies to inform the final planning instruments – MLEP 2011 and MDCP 2011.
More information on planning and development controls for applicants.