Development control plans
Sydney DCP 2012 maps
The Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 applies to most of the City's local area. You can see more detailed maps about specific areas of the City.View local sheet maps
A development control plan is a non-legal document that supports the LEP with more detailed planning and design guidelines.
For development where the City of Sydney Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee are the consent authority, the following DCPs apply (download below).
- Sydney Development Control Plan 2012
- Central Sydney DCP 1996
- Access DCP 2004
- Adult Entertainment and Sex Industry Premises DCP 2006
- Boarding Houses DCP 2004
- Child Care Centres DCP 2005
- Contaminated Land DCP 2004
- Convenience Store DCP 2004
- Glebe Affordable Housing Project DCP 2011
- Green Square Affordable Housing DCP 2002
- Green Square Town Centre DCP 2012
- Harold Park DCP 2011
- Heritage DCP 2006
- Late Night Trading Premises DCP 2007
- Leichhardt DCP 2000
- Leichhardt DCP No. 38: Waste – Avoid, Reuse and Recycle
- Leichhardt DCP No. 48: Managing Activities on Footpaths and Street Verges
- Notification of Planning and Development Applications DCP 2005
- Signage and Advertising Structures DCP 2005
- South Sydney DCP 1997: Urban Design
- South Sydney DCP 1997: Urban Design – Green Square
- South Sydney DCP No. 11: Transport Guidelines for Development 1996
- South Sydney DCP for Orders
- Telecommunications and Radiocommunications DCP 2006
- Visitor and Tourist Accommodation DCP 2006.
Sydney DCP 2012
The Sydney DCP 2012 applies to most of the City's local area as shown in the area map within the DCP document (download below).
More detailed maps are available about specific areas of the City.
The Sydney DCP was adopted by Council on 14 May 2012. It came into effect on 14 December 2012, the same day the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 started.
The Sydney DCP 2012 was exhibited in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
The public exhibition of the draft Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 (Amendment No. 2) has now closed. A copy of the draft plan is available online for reference purposes.
Exempt and complying development
As a result of changes to the NSW Housing Code by the state government, certain exempt development provisions no longer apply in the following City DCPs:
- Central Sydney DCP 1996 – part 13
- Leichhardt DCP No. 35: Exempt and Complying Development
- South Sydney DCP 1999: Exempt and Complying Development.
The documents are provided here for DA history purposes. More information can be found on the Department of Planning website (link below). Alternatively please email email@example.com or telephone 1300 305 695 or 02 9228 6333.
To assist applicants preparing development applications, where applicable refer to the following guidelines, which are available for download below:
- Boarding houses (including student accommodation)
- Child care centres
- Providing community infrastructure in Green Square
- Sex industry and adult entertainment premises.
Central Sydney DCP 1996
Central Sydney DCP 1996 applies to land that falls under the Darling Harbour Catchment Authority.
Part 8 and part 11 of the Central Sydney DCP have been superseded:
- for part 8, refer to the Signage and Advertising Structures DCP 2005
- for part 11, refer to the Notification of Planning and Development Applications DCP 2005.
Leichhardt DCP 2000
Under part A 'suburb profiles' Leichhardt (10.2) is not currently available to download.
The documents available for download below are PDF files. If you require an alternative accessible format, please contact the City to advise your requirements:
02 9265 933302 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sydney Development Control Plan 2012|
|Table of contents and glossary of terms||PDF 1.1 MB||Download|
|Section 1: Introduction||PDF 4.5 MB||Download|
|Section 2: Locality statements||PDF 12.7 MB||Download|
|Section 3: General provisions||PDF 6.5 MB||Download|
|Section 4: Development types||PDF 5.7 MB||Download|
|Section 5: Specific areas||PDF 13.6 MB||Download|
|Section 6: Specific sites||PDF 9.9 MB||Download|
|Schedules||PDF 5.8 MB||Download|
|Development guidelines: Boarding houses (including student accommodation)||PDF 2.1 MB||Download|
|Development guidelines: Child care centres||PDF 112.7 KB||Download|
|Development guidelines: Providing community infrastructure in Green Square||PDF 1.5 MB||Download|
|Development guidelines: Sex industry and adult entertainment premises||PDF 1.2 MB||Download|
|Central Sydney DCP 1996|
|Title page and contents||PDF 4.4 MB||Download|
|Part 1 (Introduction)||PDF 124.3 KB||Download|
|Part 2 (Building form and character)||PDF 4.4 MB||Download|
|Part 3 (Pedestrian amenity)||PDF 718.8 KB||Download|
|Part 4 (Environmental management)||PDF 140.3 KB||Download|
|Part 5 (On-site parking)||PDF 66.0 KB||Download|
|Part 6 (Residential buildings and serviced apartments)||PDF 149.2 KB||Download|
|Part 7 (Heritage floor space)||PDF 100.8 KB||Download|
|Part 9 (Special controls for certain uses)||PDF 61.9 KB||Download|
|Part 10 (Development standards)||PDF 61.6 KB||Download|
|Part 12 (Design excellence)||PDF 70.6 KB||Download|
|Part 13 (Exempt and complying development)||PDF 100.3 KB||Download|
|Glossary and explanatory notes||PDF 80.1 KB||Download|
|Central Sydney DCP 1996 (full document)||PDF 3.5 MB||Download|
|Adult Entertainment and Sex Industry Premises DCP 2006 (18 April 2006)|
|Adult Entertainment and Sex Industry Premises DCP 2006||PDF 557.5 KB||Download|
|Green Square development guidelines|
|Providing community infrastructure in Green Square||PDF 1.5 MB||Download|
|Leichhardt DCP 2000 (22 December 2000)|
|Introductory information||PDF 1.8 MB||Download|
|Part A: Lilyfield||PDF 2.2 MB||Download|
|Part A: Annandale||PDF 1.3 MB||Download|
|Part A: Glebe||PDF 1.6 MB||Download|
|Part A: Rozelle||PDF 867.7 KB||Download|
|Part A: Balmain||PDF 894.4 KB||Download|
|Part B: Residential||PDF 5.1 MB||Download|
|Part C: Non-residential||PDF 2.0 MB||Download|
|Leichhardt DCP No. 38: Waste – Avoid, Reuse and Recycle (15 December 1999)|
|Leichhardt DCP No. 38: Waste - Avoid, Reuse and Recycle||PDF 2.0 MB||Download|
|Leichhardt DCP No. 48: Managing Activities on Footpaths and Street Verges (7 August 2002)|
|Leichhardt DCP No. 48: Managing Activities on Footpaths and Street Verges||PDF 948.8 KB||Download|
|Notification of Planning and Development Applications DCP 2005 (1 May 2005)|
|Notification of Planning and Development Applications DCP 2005||PDF 643.5 KB||Download|
|South Sydney DCP 1997: Urban Design - Green Square|
|Part G: Special precinct No. 9 Green Square||PDF 5.1 MB||Download|
|Part G: Special precinct No. 9 Green Square (Lachlan Precinct)||PDF 12.2 MB||Download|
|Part G: Special precinct No. 9 Green Square (specific sites: Wulaba Park site||PDF 7.2 MB||Download|
|South Sydney DCP No. 11 Transport Guidelines for Development 1996 (8 May 1996)|
|Section 1: Introduction||PDF 583.0 KB||Download|
|Section 2 and 3: Development applications and provision of transport facilities||PDF 1.9 MB||Download|
|Section 4: Design guidelines||PDF 2.7 MB||Download|
|Appendices||PDF 2.3 MB||Download|
|Telecommunications and Radiocommunications DCP 2006 (14 August 2006)|
|Telecommunications and Radiocommunications DCP 2006||PDF 642.9 KB||Download|
Last updated: Tuesday, 17 September 2013