Inner West Council

Ashfield Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013

Ashfield Local Environmental Plan (LEP)  is an important document that shows how Council proposes to ensure land is appropriately used and available to meet the needs of the community through land use zoning and  development standards such as building height, building density and heritage provisions. It was developed following extensive community consultation on our Urban Planning Strategy and will provide a clear direction for development in the Ashfield Local Government Area. 

The Plan includes initiatives to promote sustainable development, enhance business opportunities, conserve our heritage and retain the unique character of our residential areas. The Plan was based on a comprehensive Urban Planning Strategy and closely reflects the aspirations of the wider Ashfield Community as expressed in Council’s Community Plan.

To view a copy of Ashfield LEP 2013 and the LEP Maps click here.

For more information about the LEP including a  helpful “plain english” explanation and explanatory fact sheets please access the links below.

Plain English Explanation

Fact Sheet 1 - Understanding the LEP

Fact Sheet 2- Maps Land Use Table

Fact Sheet 3 - Housing

Fact Sheet 4 - Business and Industry

Fact Sheet 5 - Enterprise Zone

Fact Sheet 6 - Ashfield Town Centre

Fact Sheet 7 -Open Space

Fact Sheet 8- Heritage

Fact Sheet 9 - Reclassification of land and Public Land Zoning

Fact Sheet 10 - FAQ's