Bellingen Shire Development Control Plan (DCP) 2017

What is proposed?

A Development Control Plan (DCP) provides detailed planning and design guidelines for all types of development across the Shire.

Council has reviewed and updated the Bellingen Shire Development Control Plan (adopted in 2010) and is seeking your feedback on these proposed changes.

The preparation of the draft DCP has involved updating standards and references, removing controls now covered by other legislation/codes/policies, reducing repetition and deleting or replacing ineffective or onerous controls.

The draft DCP deletes Chapter 13 – Food Premises, Chapter 14 – Equity of Access and Chapter 15 – Development in Mylestom and includes these four additional chapters:

  • Chapter 13 – Universal Housing
  • Chapter 15 – Non-Indigenous Heritage
  • Chapter 16 – Koala Habitat Protection
  • Chapter 17 – North Bellingen Urban Release Area

Copies of the Draft DCP, Appendices and Council Report of 26 July 2017 (which provides a summary of all changes) are provided in the document library to the right. The Draft DCP can be downloaded in its entirety (8MB file) or the Chapters can be downloaded individually.



Drop in Community Information Sessions

Council is running three (3) community information sessions where staff will be available to talk through the proposed DCP changes and to answer your questions. These sessions will be held in the following locations from 5 - 6.30pm:

  • Wednesday 9 August, Bellingen Council Chambers, 33-39 Hyde Street Bellingen
  • Thursday 10 August, Dorrigo CWA Building, Cnr Cudgery and Myrtle St Dorrigo
  • Friday 11 August, Urunga CWA Building, 35 Morgo St Urunga

If you cannot make it along to a session and have questions about the draft DCP please call 6655 7300 to talk to a Strategic Planner.


Making a submission

A short survey collecting feedback on the key changes to the DCP will be available for you to complete at the bottom of this page.

We also invite you to make a submission regarding the draft DCP if you have more detailed comments. Submissions in the form of an email or letter, as well as all survey results received by Council before 4.30pm on Wednesday 30 August 2017 will be taken into consideration in the plan making process.

Submissions should be addressed to: The General Manager, Bellingen Shire Council, PO Box 117 BELLINGEN NSW 2454 or emailed to council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au


What is proposed?

A Development Control Plan (DCP) provides detailed planning and design guidelines for all types of development across the Shire.

Council has reviewed and updated the Bellingen Shire Development Control Plan (adopted in 2010) and is seeking your feedback on these proposed changes.

The preparation of the draft DCP has involved updating standards and references, removing controls now covered by other legislation/codes/policies, reducing repetition and deleting or replacing ineffective or onerous controls.

The draft DCP deletes Chapter 13 – Food Premises, Chapter 14 – Equity of Access and Chapter 15 – Development in Mylestom and includes these four additional chapters:

  • Chapter 13 – Universal Housing
  • Chapter 15 – Non-Indigenous Heritage
  • Chapter 16 – Koala Habitat Protection
  • Chapter 17 – North Bellingen Urban Release Area

Copies of the Draft DCP, Appendices and Council Report of 26 July 2017 (which provides a summary of all changes) are provided in the document library to the right. The Draft DCP can be downloaded in its entirety (8MB file) or the Chapters can be downloaded individually.



Drop in Community Information Sessions

Council is running three (3) community information sessions where staff will be available to talk through the proposed DCP changes and to answer your questions. These sessions will be held in the following locations from 5 - 6.30pm:

  • Wednesday 9 August, Bellingen Council Chambers, 33-39 Hyde Street Bellingen
  • Thursday 10 August, Dorrigo CWA Building, Cnr Cudgery and Myrtle St Dorrigo
  • Friday 11 August, Urunga CWA Building, 35 Morgo St Urunga

If you cannot make it along to a session and have questions about the draft DCP please call 6655 7300 to talk to a Strategic Planner.


Making a submission

A short survey collecting feedback on the key changes to the DCP will be available for you to complete at the bottom of this page.

We also invite you to make a submission regarding the draft DCP if you have more detailed comments. Submissions in the form of an email or letter, as well as all survey results received by Council before 4.30pm on Wednesday 30 August 2017 will be taken into consideration in the plan making process.

Submissions should be addressed to: The General Manager, Bellingen Shire Council, PO Box 117 BELLINGEN NSW 2454 or emailed to council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au


  • Survey - Your thoughts on the Draft DCP

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. 

    This survey asks questions relating to some of the key changes proposed in the draft DCP. 

    Not all questions are required to be answered, meaning you can provide comment in areas of interest only. There is opportunity to provide general feedback in relation to planning objectives and controls within the draft DCP at the end of the survey. 

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. 

    This survey asks questions relating to some of the key changes proposed in the draft DCP. 

    Not all questions are required to be answered, meaning you can provide comment in areas of interest only. There is opportunity to provide general feedback in relation to planning objectives and controls within the draft DCP at the end of the survey. 

    Take Survey