Development policies

City policies

Our policies and guidelines provide additional information and guidance to the controls contained within local environmental plans and development control plans. Refer to each policy (download below) to determine which areas of the City they cover:

  • Access policy
  • Archaeological zoning plan
  • Construction hoardings design policy
  • Construction hours/noise in the city centre
  • Distributing leaflets and other material on footpaths
  • On-street parking policy
  • Landscape policies
  • Outdoor dining guidelines
  • Pavement design and construction guidelines (interim)
  • Paving design policy
  • Strategy for a sustainable City of South Sydney
  • Waste code for new developments.

Repealed policies

These policies were repealed by the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012:

  • Awnings policy
  • Exterior lighting strategy
  • Laneway management policy
  • Street numbers/premises display policy
  • Temporary shelter guidelines
  • Terrace alterations and additions guidelines
  • Trading hours for new and existing premises
  • Warehouse/courtyard complex management policy.

For a limited time the repealed policies are still available to download below for informational purposes only.

Public domain design codes and technical specifications

There are 5 key codes that set the public domain guidelines. The Sydney streets technical specifications is the companion document, providing design and construction standards and details.

Downloads Document Downloads
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Access policy PDF 501.3 KB Download
Archaeological zoning plan PDF 220.6 KB Download
Awnings policy (repealed) PDF 676.2 KB Download
Central Sydney on-street parking policy PDF 492.7 KB Download
Construction hours/noise in the city centre PDF 1.7 MB Download
Distributing leaflets and other material on footpaths PDF 1.1 MB Download
Exterior lighting strategy (repealed) PDF 847.4 KB Download
Landscape code (volume 1): Single dwellings PDF 2.6 MB Download
Landscape code (volume 2): All development except single dwellings PDF 6.4 MB Download
Laneway management policy (repealed) PDF 878.5 KB Download
Managing asbestos guidelines PDF 767.0 KB Download
Managing asbestos guidelines Word 815.8 KB Download
Managing asbestos policy PDF 509.1 KB Download
Managing asbestos policy Word 501.2 KB Download
Outdoor dining guidelines PDF 3.7 MB Download
Pavement design and construction guidelines (repealed) PDF 908.4 KB Download
Paving design policy (repealed) PDF 3.6 MB Download
Strategy for a sustainable City of South Sydney (June1995) PDF 14.4 MB Download
Street numbers/premises display policy (repealed) PDF 163.6 KB Download
Temporary shelter guidelines (repealed) PDF 777.4 KB Download
Terrace alterations and additions guidelines (repealed) PDF 1.1 MB Download
Trading hours for new and existing premises (repealed) PDF 194.8 KB Download
Warehouse/courtyard complex management policy (repealed) PDF 3.6 MB Download
Waste code for new developments PDF 951.5 KB Download

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Last updated: Tuesday, 29 November 2016