Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Historical version for 1 August 2008 to 31 August 2008 (accessed 27 November 2014 at 07:10) Current version

54   Decision to prepare draft local environmental plan

(1)  A council may decide to prepare a draft local environmental plan in respect of the whole or any part of the land within its area.
(2)  Two or more councils may decide to join in the preparation of a draft local environmental plan in respect of the whole or any part of the land within their areas.
(3)  Where 2 or more councils decide to join in the preparation of a draft local environmental plan under subsection (2), they shall enter into an agreement for the purpose of preparing that draft local environmental plan.
(4)  A council or councils, as the case may be, shall inform the Director-General of the decision to prepare a draft local environmental plan and of the land to which it is intended to apply.
(5)  Following the decision to prepare a draft local environmental plan, the council or councils may, subject to and in accordance with this Division, prepare the plan.
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