Local Environmental Plan

The Lord Howe Island Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP) is made under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and controls planning and development on the Island.

The LEP makes reference to maps deposited in the office of the Board. These maps are available for public access.

Minor update of the LEP Stage 1 – Planning Proposal

On February 4 2022 minor updates to the LEP outlined in the Stage 1 Planning Proposal were incorporated into the LEP. 

The Planning Proposal made the following amendments:

  • Deletion of the current dual occupancy restriction related to occupation by family members only
  • Update reference to the LHI Vegetation Rehabilitation Plan, to remove a date reference
  • New clause requiring consideration of impacts of development that is in the vicinity of a heritage item
  • Four amendments related to definitions and associated LEP zoning provisions
  • Addition of two exempt development provisions, being for roof mounted solar energy systems and chicken pens/foul and poultry houses
  • Addition of Recreation Area and Boatsheds as a permissible use in Zone 7 – Environment Protection and associated LEP references, including modification of the boatshed definition to acknowledge existing community and private boatshed uses
  • Eight site specific re-zonings and associated zone map changes