Draft West Dapto Development Contributions Plan 2024

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West Dapto has been established as a priority urban release area in various state and regional planning policies including the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2041 (NSW Government, 2021).

The West Dapto Vision (Wollongong City Council, 2018) anticipates that the West Dapto Urban Release Area will provide around 19,500 dwellings and will house a population of about 59,000 people once fully developed over fifty plus years.

The West Dapto Development Contributions Plan establishes the local infrastructure needed to support this development and ensures it is strategically planned and delivered, as well as providing an equitable funding source.

What has been updated?

The Draft West Dapto Development Contributions Plan 2024 (the Draft 2024 Plan) is the next review of the current adopted 2020 Plan. Updates were made to infrastructure items, the cost of land and works and indicative delivery timeframes. It considers five remaining 2020 Independent and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) recommendations, and several other changes (see the Council Report and its attachments).

Council resolved on 30 October 2023 to place the Draft 2024 Plan on public online exhibition.

What happens next?

Following exhibition and consideration of any submissions, the Draft 2024 Plan will be updated to incorporate any relevant post exhibition amendments and submitted to IPART for review. When the review is complete, IPART will make recommendations to the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces (Minister). Following that, the Minister will direct Council to adopt the 2024 Plan with or without amendments.

To find out more:

Share your thoughts by:

  • Completing the question in the online form
  • Emailing council@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
  • Writing to the Urban Release Team - City Strategy, Wollongong City Council, Locked Bag 8821 WOLLONGONG DC NSW 2500
  • Phoning 4227 7111 and asking to speak with the Urban Release Team.

Please provide your feedback by 4 December 2023. For written, phone and emailed submissions, please quote: 'Draft West Dapto Development Contributions Plan 2024 feedback'. Any submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback.

Accessibility and language assistance:

If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech or language difficulty, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 for either service.


West Dapto has been established as a priority urban release area in various state and regional planning policies including the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2041 (NSW Government, 2021).

The West Dapto Vision (Wollongong City Council, 2018) anticipates that the West Dapto Urban Release Area will provide around 19,500 dwellings and will house a population of about 59,000 people once fully developed over fifty plus years.

The West Dapto Development Contributions Plan establishes the local infrastructure needed to support this development and ensures it is strategically planned and delivered, as well as providing an equitable funding source.

What has been updated?

The Draft West Dapto Development Contributions Plan 2024 (the Draft 2024 Plan) is the next review of the current adopted 2020 Plan. Updates were made to infrastructure items, the cost of land and works and indicative delivery timeframes. It considers five remaining 2020 Independent and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) recommendations, and several other changes (see the Council Report and its attachments).

Council resolved on 30 October 2023 to place the Draft 2024 Plan on public online exhibition.

What happens next?

Following exhibition and consideration of any submissions, the Draft 2024 Plan will be updated to incorporate any relevant post exhibition amendments and submitted to IPART for review. When the review is complete, IPART will make recommendations to the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces (Minister). Following that, the Minister will direct Council to adopt the 2024 Plan with or without amendments.

To find out more:

Share your thoughts by:

  • Completing the question in the online form
  • Emailing council@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
  • Writing to the Urban Release Team - City Strategy, Wollongong City Council, Locked Bag 8821 WOLLONGONG DC NSW 2500
  • Phoning 4227 7111 and asking to speak with the Urban Release Team.

Please provide your feedback by 4 December 2023. For written, phone and emailed submissions, please quote: 'Draft West Dapto Development Contributions Plan 2024 feedback'. Any submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback.

Accessibility and language assistance:

If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech or language difficulty, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 for either service.