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Development Control Plans (DCPs)

A Development Control Plan (or DCP) is the key supporting document to the Local Environmental Plan (LEP). This plan provides detailed guidance for the design considerations, general standards and area based provisions related to development.

Council is incrementally moving towards an updated and reformatted Development Control Plan, though at present there are 2 DCPs that may be relevant.

The primary DCP is Port Macquarie-Hastings Development Control Plan 2013, which covers general issues and will be progressively updated to incorporate area-based provisions currently within the other DCP.

At present there are area-based DCP provisions within:

  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Development Control Plan 2013 Part 4, and
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Development Control Plan 2011 Part 5.

The current DCP provisions are listed below, together with links to download the DCP in associated files.

Development Control Plan 2013

The DCP contains Parts and, within them, Chapters, each clearly numbered.

Chapter Title Last update
Part 1 DCP Overview
1.1 Preamble 12/04/2017
1.2 Planning Framework (Guiding legislation and related strategies) 08/11/2013
1.3 Community Participation (Requirements relating to community consultation) 08/11/2013
Part 2 General Provisions
Relates to common aspects of development
2.1 Preamble 08/11/2013
2.2 Advertising and Signage 08/11/2013
2.3 Environmental Management 08/11/2013
2.4 Hazards Management 29/03/2017
2.5 Transport, Traffic Management, Access and Car Parking 08/11/2013
2.6 Tree Management 08/11/2013
2.7 Social Impact Assessment and Crime Prevention 08/11/2013
Part 3 Development Specific
Provisions Relates to specific types of development
3.1 Preamble 08/11/2013
3.2 Low Density Residential Development 08/11/2013
3.3 Residential Flat Development, Tourist and Visitor Accommodation, Mixed Use Development
Refer also to the Apartment Design Guide, NSW Dept of Planning & Environment 2015
02/04/2015
3.4 Business and Commercial Development 11/07/2014
3.5
Industrial Development 08/11/2013
3.6 Subdivision 08/11/2013
Part 4 Greater Port Macquarie Area
Contains location-specific provisions for the land identified at the start of Chapter 4.1 (and at the start of each Chapter for the land covered by that Chapter)
4.1 Preamble 15/01/2016
4.2 Port Macquarie Greater Town Centre 02/04/2015
4.3 Port Macquarie East
15/01/2016
4.4 Port Macquarie West
Contains provisions for one property only at this stage
24/07/2015
4.5 Thrumster 15/08/2014
4.6 Highway Employment Lands 10/07/2015
Part 5 Southern Coastal Towns
Contains location-specific provisions for the land identified at the start of Chapter 5.1 (and at the start of each Chapter for the land covered by that Chapter)
5.1 Preamble 12/04/2017
5.2 Lake Cathie - Bonny Hills
Currently relates to the new development areas of Rainbow Beach
12/04/2017

Documents to download:

Where area-based provisions apply

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Development Control Plan 2011

Part 5 Area Based Provisions

1. Port Macquarie Town Centre

3. Flynn’s Beach Precinct

5. King Creek

7. Hastings River Drive

8. Wauchope Mixed Use Precinct

9. North Haven Shopping Precinct

11. Sancrox Employment Lands

12. Area 15 Camden Haven

13. West Haven

15. Settlement City Precinct

16. Fernbank Park Employment Land

Document to Download:

 Development Control Plan 2011- updated April 2017.pdf7MB pdf(PDF, 7MB)

Variations to DCP provisions

DCPs are intended to have a degree of flexibility and may be varied in some instances. Broadly it is expected that development proposals will comply with the relevant Objectives, and generally this can be achieved by satisfying the associated Development Provisions. However, Council may accept alternative ways of complying with the Objectives - ensure adequate information is submitted to demonstrate this. For more information on variations to the standards speak with Council’s Duty Planner.

This page was last updated on: 01 May 2017