Development Control Plans

Overview

The Wingecarribee Development Control Plans (DCPs) provide detailed guidance and provisions for the use of land within the Shire, including the criteria for the assessment of development applications.

All development applications need to consider and respond to the relevant DCP that applies to the land use and/or land subject to the application.

Development Control Plans by Location and/or Land Use Zone

Use the table below as a guide to the most appropriate DCP for each land use zone or location. 

Rural Lands (Land zoned RU1 Primary Production, RU2 Rural Landscape, E3 Environmental Management or SP3 Tourist)

Rural Living (Land zoned RU4 Primary Production Small Lots or E4 Environmental Living)

Industrial Lands (Land zoned IN1 General Industrial, IN2 Light Industrial or IN3 Heavy Industry)

Bowral and Burradoo

Northern Villages (Aylmerton, Baclava, Balmoral, Braemar, Colo Vale, Hill Top, Nattai Ponds, Willow Vale, Yerrinbool)

Development Control Plan (DCP) Amendments

Council’s revised Engineering Design and Construction Specifications and associated Development Control Plan (DCP) Amendments, come into effect on 1 January 2021 with a three (3) month transition period between 1 January and 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

At the Ordinary Council meeting of 9 December 2020, Council resolved to adopt amendments to Council’s DCPs to remove all engineering standards from the DCP and ensure that there was no unnecessary duplication on inconsistency between the DCP and Engineering Specifications. The revised Engineering and Design Specifications have been aligned with Aus-Spec which is industry recommended and supported by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA).

Both the revised Engineering Design and Construction Specifications and associated DCP Amendments come into effect on 1 January 2021 with a three (3) month transition period between 1 January and 31 March 2021 (inclusive). During the transition period, all Development Applications, Construction Certificate applications, Subdivision Works Certificate applications, S68 applications and S138 applications can be accepted and assessed under either the superseded specifications or Council’s updated Engineering Design and Construction Specifications (to be nominated by the applicant). This three (3) months transition period will ensure that larger design projects will not be unfairly impacted by a sudden change in Council’s standards.

ViewAdopted Amendments to Council’s DCP(PDF, 2MB)

All applications lodged on or after 1 April 2021 will be assessed under Council’s updated Engineering Design and Construction Specifications and amended Development Control Plans, including all Construction Certificate, Subdivision Works Certificate, S68 and S138 applications. However, where there are inconsistencies between a development consent and Council’s Engineering Design and Construction Specifications, the development consent will prevail to the extent of any inconsistency.