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Planning and zoning maps

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Planning and zoning maps


The following maps do not show all information related to an individual property and should be regarded as indicative only.  If detailed information is required, independent advice should be sought and information obtained from relevant NSW Government agencies.

Marrickville Local Environment Plan (MLEP) 2011 maps

Marrickville Local Environmental Plan (MLEP) 2011 came into force in December 2011, repealing the former MLEP 2001. MLEP 2011 comprises a written instrument and a set of maps, including maps for land zoning, floor space ratio and height of buildings.

You can access the MLEP 2011 written instrument and all maps via the link below:

Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) map

ANEF maps show composite aircraft noise forecasts for 20 years hence, as indicated by noise contours. These maps, produced by Airservices Australia, are updated periodically (usually once every five years) as part of the Sydney Airport masterplanning process. The current (2033) Sydney Airport ANEF map is used as the main reference for assessing aircraft noise impacts in the Marrickville Local Government Area.

The current ANEF map, as it applies to the Marrickville LGA is available from the link below. Council's main planning controls related aircraft noise are MLEP 2011 Clause 6.5: 'Development in areas subject to aircraft noise' and MDCP 2011 Part 2.6: 'Acoustic and Visual Privacy'.

Airspace protection maps

Under the Commonwealth Airports Act 1996, prescribed airspace is declared by the Australian Government "...where it is in the interests of the safety, efficiency or regularity of existing or future air transport operations into or out of an airport for the airspace to be protected."

On 20 March 2015 the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development declared prescribed airspace for Sydney Airport, which is defined by the airport's Obstacle Limitation Surface (OLS), Procedures for air navigation services – aircraft operations (PANS-OPS) surfaces and other surfaces. Council’s main planning control related to airspace protection is MLEP Clause 6.6: ‘Airspace operations’.

Maps showing Sydney Airport's prescribed airspace (and related information) can be obtained from the Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL) website.