Development control plans

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.

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Planning controls

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, available for download below.

To check which DCP applies to your land refer to the planning controls map or speak to a planning officer by contacting the City.

  • 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, available for 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.

Council at its meeting on 12 May 2014 resolved to adopt Amendment 2 to Sydney Development Control Plan 2012. This amendment came into effect on 13 June 2014. 

Special notices

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 planningreform@planning.nsw.gov.au or telephone 1300 305 695 or 02 9228 6333.

Development guidelines

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

Part 8 and part 11 of the Central Sydney DCP 1996 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.

Accessibility

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 9222

Links

Department of Planning: Housing Code

Access DCP 2004 (28 June 2004) Document Downloads
Access DCP 2004 (28 June 2004)
Access DCP 2004 PDF 859.6 KB Download
Adult Entertainment and Sex Industry Premises DCP 2006 (18 April 2006) Document Downloads
Adult Entertainment and Sex Industry Premises DCP 2006 (18 April 2006)
Adult Entertainment and Sex Industry Premises DCP 2006 PDF 557.5 KB Download
Boarding Houses DCP 2004 (12 January 2005) Document Downloads
Boarding Houses DCP 2004 (12 January 2005)
Boarding Houses DCP 2004 PDF 1.6 MB Download
Child Care Centres DCP 2005 (10 October 2005) Document Downloads
Child Care Centres DCP 2005 (10 October 2005)
Child Care Centres DCP 2005 PDF 1.3 MB Download
Contaminated Land DCP 2004 (28 June 2004) Document Downloads
Contaminated Land DCP 2004 (28 June 2004)
Contaminated Land DCP 2004 PDF 1.0 MB Download
Convenience Store DCP 2004 (24 September 2004) Document Downloads
Convenience Store DCP 2004 (24 September 2004)
Convenience Store DCP 2004 PDF 147.7 KB Download
Glebe Affordable Housing Project DCP 2011 (1 July 2011) Document Downloads
Glebe Affordable Housing Project DCP 2011 (1 July 2011)
Glebe Affordable Housing Project DCP 2002 PDF 962.8 KB Download
Green Square Affordable Housing DCP 2002 Document Downloads
Green Square Affordable Housing DCP 2002
Green Square Affordable Housing DCP 2002 PDF 230.8 KB Download
Green Square Affordable Housing practice notes PDF 257.6 KB Download
Green Square development guidelines Document Downloads
Green Square development guidelines
Providing community infrastructure in Green Square PDF 1.5 MB Download
Green Square Town Centre DCP 2012 Document Downloads
Green Square Town Centre DCP 2012
Green Square Town Centre DCP 2012 (as amended May 2014) PDF 5.1 MB Download
Harold Park DCP 2011 (16 December 2011) Document Downloads
Harold Park DCP 2011 (16 December 2011)
Harold Park DCP 2011 PDF 7.3 MB Download
Heritage DCP 2006 (22 December 2006) Document Downloads
Heritage DCP 2006 (22 December 2006)
Heritage DCP 2006 PDF 2.1 MB Download
Late Night Trading Premises DCP 2007 (6 December 2010) Document Downloads
Late Night Trading Premises DCP 2007 (6 December 2010)
Late Night Trading Premises DCP 2007 PDF 3.2 MB Download
Leichhardt DCP 2000 (22 December 2000) Document Downloads
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) Document Downloads
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) Document Downloads
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) Document Downloads
Notification of Planning and Development Applications DCP 2005 (1 May 2005)
Notification of Planning and Development Applications DCP 2005 PDF 643.5 KB Download
Signage and Advertising Structures DCP 2005 (10 March 2005) Document Downloads
Signage and Advertising Structures DCP 2005 (10 March 2005)
Signage and Advertising Structures DCP 2005 PDF 1.6 MB Download
South Sydney DCP 1997: Urban Design (2 July 1997, as amended) Document Downloads
South Sydney DCP 1997: Urban Design (2 July 1997, as amended)
Part A: General information PDF 372.1 KB Download
Part B: Urban design principles PDF 1.0 MB Download
Part C: Public domain PDF 4.8 MB Download
Part D: Social planning design criteria PDF 36.9 KB Download
Part E: Environmental design criteria PDF 3.5 MB Download
Part F; Design criteria for specific types (pages 105-119) PDF 568.1 KB Download
Part F: Design criteria for specific types (pages 120-136) PDF 771.2 KB Download
Part F: Design criteria for specific types (pages 137-153) PDF 872.5 KB Download
Part G: Special precincts (pages 155-169) PDF 1.1 MB Download
Part G: Special precincts (pages 170-183) PDF 1.0 MB Download
Part G: Special Precinct No. 7 Ashmore Precinct PDF 4.9 MB Download
Part G: Special Precinct No. 8 UNSW Paddington campus PDF 713.2 KB Download
Part H: Green Square Town Centre PDF 1.9 MB Download
Additional information PDF 93.5 KB Download
Maps: Floor space ratio north PDF 618.1 KB Download
Maps: Floor space ratio south PDF 655.4 KB Download
Maps: Height north PDF 612.2 KB Download
Maps: Height south PDF 654.9 KB Download
Maps part A: Areas covered by this DCP PDF 1.5 MB Download
Maps part B: Development context PDF 2.0 MB Download
Maps part B: Settings PDF 2.5 MB Download
Maps part B: Urban villages PDF 1.4 MB Download
Maps part C: Eastern districts public domain plan PDF 701.5 KB Download
Maps part C: Alexandria public domain plan PDF 890.2 KB Download
Maps part C: Surry Hills and East Sydney public domain plan PDF 544.7 KB Download
Maps part C: Southern industrial public domain plan PDF 543.0 KB Download
Maps part C: Zetland and Rosebery public domain plan PDF 599.5 KB Download
Maps part C: Redfern and Waterloo public domain plan PDF 659.8 KB Download
Maps part C: Western districts public domain plan PDF 556.4 KB Download
Maps part C: Moore Park public domain plan PDF 456.4 KB Download
Maps part E: Open space dedication PDF 1.5 MB Download
Maps part E: Stormwater detention PDF 1.9 MB Download
Maps part F: Mixed use PDF 576.7 KB Download
South Sydney DCP 1997: Urban Design - Green Square Document Downloads
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) Document Downloads
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
South Sydney DCP for Orders (9 December 1998) Document Downloads
South Sydney DCP for Orders (9 December 1998)
South Sydney DCP for Orders PDF 45.9 KB Download
Telecommunications and Radiocommunications DCP 2006 (14 August 2006) Document Downloads
Telecommunications and Radiocommunications DCP 2006 (14 August 2006)
Telecommunications and Radiocommunications DCP 2006 PDF 642.9 KB Download
Visitor and Tourist Accommodation DCP 2006 (24 March 2006) Document Downloads
Visitor and Tourist Accommodation DCP 2006 (24 March 2006)
Visitor and Tourist Accommodation DCP 2006 PDF 700.1 KB Download

Last updated: Wednesday, 15 October 2014