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Our Local Environmental Plans (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP) regulate development through land use zones and development standards.

For example, if you’re building a house, the LEP determines the maximum height limits and density, whereas the DCP outlines the requirements for landscaping, access, setbacks, fencing and car parking.

The Local Environmental Plans (LEP) establishes what types of development may be permitted on a particular piece of land with the permission of Council and the Wollongong Development Control Plan 2009 (DCP) outlines planning controls for the city.

Councils Development Contributions Plans and Policies provide the framework for the levying of development contributions. Visit the Development Contributions page for more information.

Information for Small Business

Thinking of setting up a small business? Visit our Small Business planning page for some helpful information, including approvals that may be required and the planning process.

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