Bellingen Shire Development Control Plan (DCP) 2017

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Consultation has concluded

New DCP 2017 comes into effect

Council has adopted a new Development Control Plan (DCP 2017) which is an amended version of DCP 2010. For more information and to access the new DCP Chapters please visit: https://www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/development/development-control-plans

Thank you to all those who participated throughout the engagement process on the Draft DCP. If you would like to stay updated on proposed planning policy changes you can register by clicking the button in the top right-hand corner of this page.


What changes have occurred?

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).

The preparation of the draft DCP 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 deleted Chapter 13 – Food Premises, Chapter 14 – Equity of Access and Chapter 15 – Development in Mylestom and included 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




New DCP 2017 comes into effect

Council has adopted a new Development Control Plan (DCP 2017) which is an amended version of DCP 2010. For more information and to access the new DCP Chapters please visit: https://www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/development/development-control-plans

Thank you to all those who participated throughout the engagement process on the Draft DCP. If you would like to stay updated on proposed planning policy changes you can register by clicking the button in the top right-hand corner of this page.


What changes have occurred?

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).

The preparation of the draft DCP 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 deleted Chapter 13 – Food Premises, Chapter 14 – Equity of Access and Chapter 15 – Development in Mylestom and included 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




  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts.

    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. 

    Consultation has concluded
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