The public exhibition has finished and the deadline for written submissions has passed.

The results of the public exhibition and submissions received during the public exhibition was reported to Council for its consideration at the Policy Review Committee meeting on 9 May 2022.


Urban Heat Planning Controls Package

As our city grows and becomes more urbanised, Penrith City Council is committed to reducing and removing heat from our urban environment to provide our community with a liveable, active and healthy lifestyle throughout summer.

Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 - Amendment (Planning Proposal)

Council invited you to review and comment on the proposed amendment to the Penrith Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010 to ensure the mitigation of the urban heat island effect is a major consideration for development. The new provision will apply to development in all residential, business, industrial, special purpose and recreation zones as well as the RU5 Village and C4 Environmental Living zones. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has authorised Council to exercise delegation to make this plan.

Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 - Amendment

Council also invited you to provide feedback on proposed changes to the Penrith Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014. The amendment will introduce a new Urban Heat chapter into the DCP 2014 and will provide new cooling measures below:

  • Cooling with landscaping
  • Cool colours and materials
  • Cooling through building design
  • Optimising mechanical heating and cooling.

The proposed amendments supplement the LEP 2010 with more detailed planning and design guidelines.

This public exhibition was undertaken in accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979 (‘The Act’) and the Penrith Community Participation Plan (CPP).

Have your say

Council invited the public to comment on the proposed changes when the Planning Proposal and DCP amendment was publicly exhibited from Monday 7 February 2022 to Monday 7 March 2022.

The public exhibition has finished and the deadline for written submissions has passed.

The results of the public exhibition and submissions received during the public exhibition was reported to Council for its consideration at the Policy Review Committee meeting on 9 May 2022.

A copy of the Council report can be viewed online from Thursday 5 May 2022 here.

If you wish to address the Council meeting, please use the process explained in the information pack available in the document library to the right and online here. All forms must be received by midday on the day of the meeting.

Further information is provided in the Fact Sheets and other documents located in the Document Library to the right.

Enquiries

For further enquiries, please contact Elizabeth Hanlon (LEP Amendment – Planning Proposal) or Madison McGlynn (DCP Amendment) in City Planning on 4732 7777.