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Development Control Plans & Council Endorsed Policies

While Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 identifies 'what' is permissible within each zone, the Development Control Plan (DCP) described 'how' that development is to occur.

DCPs provide specific, comprehensive guidelines for certain types of development, or area specific requirements for localities. The DCP is an important planning tool because it provides a flexible means of identifying additional (to the LEP) development controls and standards for addressing development issues at a local level.


The Development Control Plans are a suite of documents providing practical information to support development that retains and enhances the natural and cultural heritage values of the Wingecarribee local government area.

The DCPs provide principles and controls for development that are site responsive, innovative and contribute to the character of each locality within the Shire. Each DCP seeks to promote safe, lively and pleasant streets, to provide equity of access to all members of the community, and to promote more comfortable and sustainable living and working environments.

Please also check (using the green link below) if there are any Draft DCPs or amendments which may be relevant to your locality of development proposal. 

The most recent DCP amendments are to the Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale & Bundanoon DCPs regarding multi dwelling housing & residential flat buildings.  These amendments were adopted on 10 June 2015 and came into effect on 17 June 2015.  Please ensure you always work from the latest version of any DCP. 

Flood studies and maps may be viewed here.

Last Updated: April 28th, 2016
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