Planning & Development

Planning & Development

The Richmond Valley Council area has a new planning scheme that commenced on 21 April 2012. This scheme comprises of:

  • Richmond Valley Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP).
  • Richmond Valley Development Control Plan 2012 (DCP).

These new plans repeal all existing DCP's and LEP's as applied within the Council area at 21 April 2012. Visit the Old Planning Scheme pages for old planning information.

Development Control Plan, Guidelines and Strategies

A single DCP now applies to the entire Richmond Valley Council area. This DCP repeals the pre-existing DCPs that applied on 21 April 2012. 

Relevant guidelines and strategies are available for download and can be accessed via the Development Control Plan and the Development Policies & Guidelines pages of this website.

Local Environment Plan

The official version Richmond Valley LEP 2012 is available for download, along with PDF maps, from the NSW Legislation website. Alternatively, much guidance information can be found on the Local Environment Plan page.