Amendment to DCP - 3. Stormwater management


Council seeks your feedback on proposed amendments to our current Development Control Plans (DCPs).

DCPs are detailed planning and design guidelines for new development which support the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for an area. Council makes DCPs in consultation with the community. DCPs are important in the development assessment and approval process.


Background

Inner West Council was formed in 2016 from the amalgamation of three former councils. Plans that guide land use and development from the former councils still apply.

Over the next two years Council will develop Our Place Inner West, a strategic land use planning framework including

Council seeks your feedback on proposed amendments to our current Development Control Plans (DCPs).

DCPs are detailed planning and design guidelines for new development which support the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for an area. Council makes DCPs in consultation with the community. DCPs are important in the development assessment and approval process.


Background

Inner West Council was formed in 2016 from the amalgamation of three former councils. Plans that guide land use and development from the former councils still apply.

Over the next two years Council will develop Our Place Inner West, a strategic land use planning framework including a Local Strategic Planning Statement, new LEP and comprehensive DCP for the whole Inner West Council area.

Visit the Our Place page for further information.


What's happening now?

As part of the first stage of Our Place Inner West, Council has reviewed the three current DCPs. The review has identified a number of inconsistencies and minor errors across five topics. The proposed amendments aim to align inconsistent provisions, correct errors and improve development assessment and control processes.


The proposed amendments relate to the three current DCPs:


About Amendment to DCP - 3. Stormwater management

The key proposed changes are:

  • Allow on-site retention (water tanks) instead of on-site detention for low density residential development
  • The Ashfield DCP has no detailed controls for stormwater so include a reference to the Marrickville DCP stormwater provisions to ensure there are clear and consistent controls in place


View the proposed changes

Read the FAQs here

Hard copies of the DCP will be available at:

  • Inner West Council Service Centres
  • Haberfield, Balmain and Marrickville libraries


Make a submission

Council invites your feedback on the proposed amendments


Submissions close on 30 April at 5pm


What happens next?

Everyone who makes a submission will be emailed to advise the date at which the elected Council will decide whether to adopt the amendments.


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  • DCP amendments in effect

    5 months ago

    The DCP amendments came into effect on 1 August 2019. Any development applications lodged on or after this date will need to consider the relevant updated provisions when preparing a development application.

    For more information visit the Planning controls page on Council's website.

    The DCP amendments came into effect on 1 August 2019. Any development applications lodged on or after this date will need to consider the relevant updated provisions when preparing a development application.

    For more information visit the Planning controls page on Council's website.

  • Council adopts DCP amendments

    6 months ago

    At its meeting on June 25 2019 Council considered a report and adopted the proposed amendments with the following provisions:

    1. Adopt the proposed draft amendments as exhibited and other minor amendments as outlined in Attachments 1, 2 and 3 to align certain controls contained within the:

    a. Marrickville Development Control Plan 2011;

    b. Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013; and

    c. Comprehensive Inner West Development Control Plan 2016 for Ashbury, Ashfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park and Summer Hill (Ashfield DCP).

    2. Gives public notice of its decision with 28 days;

    3. Write to those who made submissions and...

    At its meeting on June 25 2019 Council considered a report and adopted the proposed amendments with the following provisions:

    1. Adopt the proposed draft amendments as exhibited and other minor amendments as outlined in Attachments 1, 2 and 3 to align certain controls contained within the:

    a. Marrickville Development Control Plan 2011;

    b. Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013; and

    c. Comprehensive Inner West Development Control Plan 2016 for Ashbury, Ashfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park and Summer Hill (Ashfield DCP).

    2. Gives public notice of its decision with 28 days;

    3. Write to those who made submissions and the Secretary of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment advising them of Council’s decision;

    4. Include a savings provisions that states the following to each amended DCP:

    “If an application has been made before the commencement of the amendment to this DCP in relation to land to which the DCP applies, and the application has not been finally determined before that commencement, the application must be determined as if the DCP had not commenced.

    All applications received after the commencement date of an amendment to the DCP are subject to the DCP as amended.”

    5. DCP’s be amended to include a provision that allows car sharing options within the whole LGA.

    Read the Council report and view the meeting minutes.
  • Engagement Outcomes Report

    6 months ago

    Did you provide feedback on DCP amendment Stormwater management? Read the Engagement Outcomes report.

    Did you provide feedback on DCP amendment Stormwater management? Read the Engagement Outcomes report.