Kiama Development Control Plan (DCP) 2020

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Kiama Development Control Plan (DCP) 2020

Development Control Plans (DCPs) are documents that provide planning and building design guidelines for new development or alterations to existing development. 

The purpose of our Development Control Plan 2020 (DCP 2020) is to specify Council's requirements for quality development and sustainable environmental outcomes on land in our Municipality.

The Kiama DCP 2020 applies to land to which the Kiama Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2011 applies.

Kiama Development Control Plan (DCP) 2020

Chapter 1. Introduction and Administration

Content:

Topic 1.1 – Name of this DCP

Topic 1.2 – Adoption and Commencement

  • Savings and Transitional Arrangements

Topic 1.3 – Where this DCP applies

Topic 1.4 – How to Use this DCP

  • Variations to DCP controls

Topic 1.5 – Aims of this DCP

  • Aims
  • Relationship to Other Documents

Chapter 2. Site Considerations

Content:

Topic 2.1 – Site Analysis

Topic 2.2 – Biodiversity

  • Riparian Corridors
  • Terrestrial Biodiversity

Topic 2.3 – Natural Resource

  • Drinking Water Protection

Topic 2.4 – Tree Preservation and Vegetation Management

  • Assessment criteria

Topic 2.5 – Risk Minimisation and Management

  • Contaminated Land
  • Flood Prone Land
  • Bush Fire Prone Land
  • Acid Sulfate Soils
  • Land Instability

Chapter 3. Common Requirements

Content:

Topic 3.1 – Waste Minimisation and Management

  • Controls for all Development Types
  • Controls for Subdivision
  • Controls for Low Density Developments
  • Controls for Medium Density Housing
  • Controls for Development with 2 or More Uses
  • Controls for Commercial and Retail Development
  • Controls for Commercial Development involving food preparation/sale
  • Controls for Industrial Developments
  • Controls for Demolition

Topic 3.2 – Amenity

  • Solar Access
  • Privacy
  • Views & Visual Impacts
  • Landscaping
  • Universal Design

Topic 3.3 – Earthworks and Retaining Walls

Topic 3.4 – Utilities and Infrastructure

  • Utilities
  • Onsite Sewage Management

Topic 3.5 – Water Management (Quality and Quantity)

  • Controls for domestic water supply
  • Controls for Water Supply for Rural Fire Service

Topic 3.6 – Transport, Access and Parking

  • Parking
  • Traffic Assessments, Studies and Plans
  • Active Transport
  • Road Hierarchy and Design
  • Definitions

Topic 3.7 – Character and Design

  • Character
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Chapter 4. Heritage and Cultural Conservation

Content:

Topic 4.1 – Heritage Items

  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management
  • European Cultural Heritage Management
  • Dry Stone Walls

Topic 4.2 – Heritage Conservation Areas

  • Pheasant Point Heritage Conservation Area

Chapter 5. Subdivision, Consolidation and Boundary Adjustment

Content:

Topic 5.1 –Residential Subdivision

  • General Requirements
  • Allotment Size & Dimension Requirements
  • Servicing & Utility Requirements
  • Major Residential Subdivisions
  • Masterplans

Topic 5.2 – Rural Subdivision

Chapter 6. Residential Accommodation

Content:

Topic 6.1 – Dwelling Houses

  • General
  • Building Lines & Building Separation
  • Building Footprint
  • Building Materials
  • Storage
  • Garaging/Car Parking
  • Private Open Space
  • External Fixtures
  • Right to Farm

Topic 6.2 – Secondary Dwellings

  • General
  • Building Lines & Building Separation
  • Building Footprint
  • Building Materials
  • Storage
  • Garaging/Car Parking
  • Private Open Space
  • External Fixtures
  • Right to Farm

Topic 6.3 – Home Business, Industries and Occupations

  • General
  • Amenity – Pollution
  • Amenity – Visual Impact

Topic 6.4 – Dual Occupancies

  • General
  • Building Lines & Building Separation
  • Building Footprint
  • Building Materials
  • Storage
  • Garaging/Car Parking
  • Private Open Space
  • External Fixtures
  • Right to Farm

Topic 6.5 – Medium Density

  • General
  • Building Lines & Building Separation
  • End User Amenity
  • Solar Access
  • Acoustic Requirements
  • Storage
  • Open Space
  • Ceiling Heights
  • Safety/Security Design Criteria
  • Building Footprint
  • Façade
  • Drying Areas
  • Letterboxes
  • Aerials/Satellite Dishes
  • Bin Storage Facilities

Topic 6.6 – Shop Top Housing

Topic 6.7 – Seniors Housing

Chapter 7. Commercial Premises

Content:

Topic 7.1 – Business Premises

  • Hairdressers, Beauticians and Skin Penetration Premises

Topic 7.2 – Retail Premises

Chapter 8. Rural Uses

Content:

Topic 8.1 – Agriculture

  • Intensive plant agriculture
  • Intensive livestock agriculture

Topic 8.2 – Rural Industry

  • Agriculture produce industry
  • Stock and sale yards

Topic 8.3 – Farm Dams

Topic 8.4 – Ancillary Structures such as farm buildings and shed

Topic 8.5 – Animal Boarding and Training Establishments (including horse stables and horse arenas)

Chapter 9. Industrial Uses

Content:

Topic 9.1 - Barney Street Quarry

Chapter 10. Visitor Accommodation and Tourism

Content:

Topic 10.1 – Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Topic 10.2 – Farm Stay Accommodation

Topic 10.3 – Short Term Rental Accommodation

Topic 10.4 – Eco-Tourism Facilities

Chapter 11. Other

Content:

Topic 11.1 – Early Education and Care Facilities

Chapter 12. Location Specific Controls

Content:

Topic 12.1 – Gerringong Town Centre

Topic 12.2 – Gerringong Headland

Topic 12.3– Elambra Estate

Topic 12.4 – Jamberoo Village

Topic 12.5 – Wyalla Road Residential Release Area

Topic 12.6 – Byrnes Run

Topic 12.7 – Kiama Town Centre

Topic 12.8 – West Kiama

Topic 12.9 – Cedar Grove Stage 1

Topic 12.10 – Cedar Grove Stage 2


There are a number of technical codes and associated documents that support the Kiama DCP 2020.

Any amendments to the Kiama DCP 2020 are guided by our Development Control Plan Policy

Click here to view previous versions of the Kiama DCP.