Example of LEP map (depicting land zones)

The Local Environment Plan (LEP) defines what purpose land may be used for.

The LEP consists of:

  • Maps graphically depicting the various zones of the shire
  • Legal definitions of a wide range of land use activities
  • Land use activity permissioned/prohibited for each zone
  • The plan includes provisions addressing issues such as heritage conservation, subdivision, service provisions and land acquisition.

Accessing the LEP


Visit NSW Planning Portal

From the NSW Planning Portal, click on “Find a property” to search, navigate and view the map layers using standard map viewer functionality.

The service is maintained by the Department of Planning and Environment.

NSW Planning Portal

Visit the NSW Department of Legislation website

The online version of the Muswellbrook Shire LEP is located on the NSW Department of Legislation here:

Muswellbrook Local Environmental Plan 2009

Muswellbrook Local Environmental Plan 2009 maps

Request a printed copy of the LEP from Muswellbrook Shire Council

A hard copy of the LEP can be obtained from Council, the prices quoted below are to cover the cost of printing. However the copies provided will only be valid for the day on which they are issued and they are printed from the Department of Legislation website.

Please advise us well in advance to allow for printing time.

Fees for Photocopying/Printing can be found in the Fees and Charges section of this website.

Gazetted on Friday 17th April 2009.
Amendment No 1 - 8 October 2010.

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