GLOSSARY TERM  
  Environmental Planning Instrument (EPI)  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  An EPI is an instrument created in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) that regulates the development that is permissible within a defined area of coverage or for particular purposes. These include State Environmental Planning Policies and Local Environmental Plans (section 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW)).