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Wollongong City Council

Wollongong Development Control Plan

Wollongong Development Control Plan (DCP) is a set of Council policies that explain how developments need to be designed to meet the conditions of the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and State-wide rules.

For example, an LEP might tell you how big your house can be compared to the size of your land, and the DCP will outline details like where windows or balconies should go, or how fences should be built.

There are many chapters in the DCP, and each one covers a different type of development. This includes everything from residential houses to businesses, bush fire and stormwater management, and local heritage.

There are also sections of the DCP that have specific rules for smaller local areas, like the City Centre, and numerous residential estates.

Many developments will need to meet the rules of more than one DCP chapter. If you're not sure which chapters apply to your development, ask us for development advice.

Our current DCP is shown below.

Development Control Plans
Type Name File Size
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 - Contents 272.1 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter A01 - Introduction 223.4 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter A02 - Ecologically Sustainable Development 107.9 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter B01 - Residential Development 495.8 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter B02 - Residential Subdivisions 700.3 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter B03 - Mixed Use Development 355.0 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter B04 - Development in Business Zones 2.2 MB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter B05 - Industrial Development 377.8 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter B06 - Development in the Illawarra Escarpment 414.8 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter B07 - Development in Rural Zones 735.4 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C01 - Advertising Signage and Structures 664.7 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C02 - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation 128.4 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C03 - Boarding Houses 399.4 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C04 - Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Manufactured Home Estates 185.9 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C05 - Child Care Centres 376.8 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C06 - Events Management 186.2 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C07 - Exhibition Villages and Exhibition Homes 177.6 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C08 - Extractive Industries 171.7 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C09 - Health Consulting-Rooms 127.0 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C10 - Home Business and Industry 74.7 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C12 - Outdoor Restaurant and Footpath Trading Street Vending 208.6 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C13 - Places of Public Worship 134.9 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C14 - Firearms and Weaponry Stores 128.7 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C15 - Retail Markets 170.5 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C16 - Sex Services Premises and Restricted Premises Sex Shops 116.2 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter C17 - Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Facilities 177.8 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter D01 - Character Statements 321.6 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter D02 - Berkeley Berkeley Road Industrial Estate 128.2 KB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter D03 - Brompton Road 1.2 MB
PDF File Wollongong DCP 2009 Chapter D04 - Bulli Franklin Avenue 322.9 KB