Draft Comprehensive Development Control Plan 2016 (Former Ashfield LGA only)



Council has prepared a new Draft Comprehensive Development Control Plan for Ashbury, Ashfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park & Summer Hill. This applies to the area affected by the Ashfield Local Environmental Plan 2013, and contained within the former Ashfield LGA. The draft Ashfield DCP is proposed to replace the Ashfield Development Control Plan 2007.


What is a Local Environment Plan (LEP)?

Local Environmental Plans guide planning decisions for local government areas. They do this through zoning and development controls, which provide a framework for the way land can be used. LEPs are the main planning tool to shape


Council has prepared a new Draft Comprehensive Development Control Plan for Ashbury, Ashfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park & Summer Hill. This applies to the area affected by the Ashfield Local Environmental Plan 2013, and contained within the former Ashfield LGA. The draft Ashfield DCP is proposed to replace the Ashfield Development Control Plan 2007.


What is a Local Environment Plan (LEP)?

Local Environmental Plans guide planning decisions for local government areas. They do this through zoning and development controls, which provide a framework for the way land can be used. LEPs are the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and also ensure local development is done appropriately.


What is a Development Control Plan (DCP)?

The DCP outlines planning and design guidelines for particular types of development and particular places within the area that that the LEP covers. Guidelines include building storeys, setbacks, urban design, heritage conservation, landscaping, parking and amenity requirements.


What information is available to view?

The Draft Development Control Plan 2016 and supporting documentation can be viewed here


A hard copy of the draft policy and amendment can also be viewed at:

  • Inner West Council Ashfield Service Centre- Ground Floor - 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield from 8:30 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Haberfield Library- 78 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield- View opening hours here
  • Ashfield Library - Level 3 - 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield- View opening hours here

How do I make a submission?

Please use the form below to make your submission. Last day for community comment is Friday 26 August 2016. Council also invites you to attend an open house session with Council officers and consultants to discuss the content of the Draft DCP. This is a walk in session and no bookings are required to attend.


Open House 1 - Draft Ashfield Comprehensive Development Control Plan (DCP) 2016.

Council’s town planners will be available to discuss and answer your questions about the proposed draft DCP.

When: 9 August- 4-7pm
Where: Ashfield Customer Service Centre- 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield- Ground Level Meeting Room


Open House 2 - Part E1 Heritage Conservation

Council’s town planners and heritage consultants will be available to discuss and answer your questions about the draft Part E1- Heritage Conservation, which has controls/guidelines for 49 Conservation Areas (not including Haberfield).

When: 11 August- 4-7pm
Where: Ashfield Customer Service Centre- 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield- Ground Level Meeting Room

What happens next

All submissions received during the public exhibition period will be taken into account. Everyone who makes a submission will be advised when the report will be considered by Council, and the outcome will be posted on this page in a news item.


Further Information

For enquiries please contact Ashfield Service Centre on 9716 1962 or 9716 1963




  • Council adopts DCP

    almost 3 years ago

    At its meeting on 6 December, Council considered a report about the draft DCP including submissions from the community. These were noted, the General Manager was authorised to make minor amendments, and the DCP was adopted.

    Read the report and minutes

    The DCP comes into effect on 10 January 2017. A printed copy will be available at the Ashfield Customer Service Centre and an electronic copy will be contained on Council's website.

    At its meeting on 6 December, Council considered a report about the draft DCP including submissions from the community. These were noted, the General Manager was authorised to make minor amendments, and the DCP was adopted.

    Read the report and minutes

    The DCP comes into effect on 10 January 2017. A printed copy will be available at the Ashfield Customer Service Centre and an electronic copy will be contained on Council's website.