Vegetation of high and general ecological significance, including koala habitat, has been mapped out across the LGA for the first time as part of a review of Council’s Local Environment Plan.
Council endorsed amendments to Campbelltown’s Local Environment Plan (LEP) on Tuesday night to bring the planning document in line with the Greater Sydney Commission’s Western District Plan.
One of the key amendments was the inclusion of biodiversity mapping which used an LGA-wide study of vegetation commissioned by Council and data from other government agencies to better identify areas of significant vegetation.
“This mapping will ensure that ecologically significant vegetation, including important koala habitat, is woven into our core planning policies to facilitate their ongoing protection,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“These changes are in line with the community’s vision for a green, sustainable city that is connected to its heritage and natural environment,” he said.
Updates also include:
- The formalising of a Scenic Hills Preservation Area map.
- Health objectives for Campbelltown.
- Increased building height limits for industrial zones.
- Rezoning of land at Western Sydney University to reflect current and proposed uses.
- Prohibition of sex services premises in the B5 Business Development zone.
- Conversion of deferred areas to the current LEP.
The LEP will now be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to be formalised.