What is a Development Control Plan?

    Development throughout Wollongong is regulated by a number of Council and State planning mechanisms, predominantly: Wollongong Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2009, NSW State Planning Policies, and the Wollongong Development Control Plan (DCP)  2009. The Wollongong DCP 2009 is a Council policy document specifying planning objectives and controls (e.g. setbacks, private open space, landscaping) to guide development permissible in accordance with the Wollongong LEP 2009.

    What changes are proposed to the Wollongong DCP 2009?

    The changes proposed affect Chapter D16 West Dapto Urban Release of the Wollongong DCP and relate to:

    • Section 14 introduces clear steps and target timeframes for the Neighbourhood Planning process.
    • Figure 17 “Defined Neighbourhoods” has been refined to improve the alignment of Neighbourhood Plan boundaries with water sub-catchments, ownership, topography, and constraints more accurately.
    • Minor additional clarity within Section 15.
    • Minor textual edits to improve the readability.

    How can I access the proposed changes?

    Proposed amendments to the Wollongong DCP 2009, as well as other related documentation, may be accessed via the Documents section on this webpage.

    How can I have my say?

    Written feedback and submissions may be:

    Posted to: 

    The General Manager
    Wollongong City Council
    Locked Bag 8821

    Reference: CST-100.02.074

    Emailed to: 

    The General Manager
    Wollongong City Council records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

    Reference: CST-100.02.074


    Please note all submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. To obtain information on how Council will deal with any personal information in your submission, or whether you can make an anonymous submission, please phone (02) 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website.

    You should also seek information if you are legally required to disclose a reportable political donation or gift.

    Please ensure all feedback and submissions are received by 16 August 2021.

    What happens after the public exhibition period?

    Council will consider all feedback and submissions received and the Chapter may be varied as necessary. A report will be prepared for Council detailing submissions received and providing recommendations on final DCP amendments. Council will consider this report and provide a resolution on how to proceed.

    Who can I talk to if I want to discuss this further?

    Enquiries can be directed to the Urban Release team by phoning (02) 4227 7111 during usual business hours.