Clause 4.6 variations register
- Written by: Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Register of Clause 4.6 variations to development standards
The Penrith Local Environment Plan 2010 (PLEP 2010) sets out development standards that must be addressed in the lodgement and assessment of any development application.
Under the PLEP 2010 a consent authority is empowered to afford some flexibility in determining development applications against these standards, however any requests to vary such a standard must address and satisfy key considerations and objectives which are outlined within Clause 4.6 of the PLEP 2010. An application proposing a variation to a standard, must be supported by a written submission demonstrating how the development meets the provisions of Clause 4.6 of the relevant Environmental Planning Instrument.
Delegations to determine applications including a Clause 4.6 variation request are informed by Schedule 7 of State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011, Local Planning Panels Ministerial Direction dated 30 June 2020 and Council’s adopted delegations register. These policies inform whether an application is required to be determined by way of the Sydney Western City Planning Panel, Penrith Local Planning Panel, or Council officer delegations.
Prior to 1 November 2023, Council was required to maintain a register of the Clause 4.6 variations to be submitted quarterly to the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE). The register of variations to development standards, applied to development applications within the City, is available for public view below.
To view the register of variations to development standards from 1 November 2023 onward, please visit the NSW Government Development and Assessment Variations Register.