Council adopted the Kiama Development Control Plan (DCP) in April 2020.
Since then, we've identified some amendments needed for the Kiama Development Control Plan (DCP):
- Restructure (completed and adopted)
- Environmental Health Guidelines
- Heritage Review
- Kiama Town Centre Review
- Housing Review
- Engineering Specifications.
The changes we propose to the current DCP are to:
- remove references to documents and policies that have been repealed.
- shift more technical controls and information on environmental and health matters into supporting Guideline documents.
Minor amendments to the DCP include:
Chapter 3: Common Requirements
Topic 3.1 - Waste Minimisation and Management
- Move existing waste controls from the DCP and into a Draft Waste Management for Proposed Development Guideline.
Topic 3.4 - Utilities and Infrastructure
- Update exiting onsite sewage management controls so they refer to our updated Onsite Sewage Management System Guideline.
Chapter 6: Residential Accommodation
Topic 6.3 - Homes Businesses, Industries and Occupations
- Move existing controls and design details into a Food Premises Guideline and a Beauty Premises Guideline.
Chapter 7: Commercial Premises
Topic 7.1 - Business Premises
- Move existing controls into a Beauty Premises Guideline.
Topic 7.2 - Retail Premises
- Move technical controls and design details into a Food Premises Guideline.
Chapter 10: Visitor Accommodation and Tourism
Topic 10.3 - Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA).
- Change title to Topic 10.3 Serviced Apartments. This will address the fact that STRA does not require development consent (DCP controls are only called upon when assessing a DA), which means that the existing DCP controls have no purpose. It will also mean that Serviced Apartments (permitted with consent in certain areas) are defined and included in the DCP.
New topic for Chapter 10
Introduction of Topic 10.5 - Events
- A new topic that will contain development controls for community and private events. It will reference the Kiama Events Toolkit, which will be rebranded as our Events Guideline.
Your feedback into our review of the DCP is important to us, and is outlined by our Kiama Community Participation Plan (CPP) 2019.