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The Development Control Plan (DCP) contains detailed planning and design guidelines to support the provisions in the Local Environmental Plan. Its purpose is to provide guidance for those proposing to carry out development in the Newcastle LGA under a development or modification application.
City of Newcastle (CN) is pleased to allow the Newcastle DCP 2012 to be reproduced in whole or in part, provided the meaning is unchanged and the source, publisher and authorship are acknowledged.
Should you have any queries regarding the Newcastle Development Control Plan 2012, please contact CN's Customer Contact Centre on 02 4974 2000.
View the 0.00 DCP Table of Contents (PDF)
View the 1.00 DCP Introduction (PDF)
View the 2.00 How to use this DCP (PDF)
View the 3.00 Landuse Specific Provisions:
View the 4.00 Risk Minimisation Provisions:
View the 5.00 Environmental Protections Provisions:
View the 6.00 Locality Specific Provisions:
View the 7.00 Development Provisions:
View the 9.00 Glossary (PDF)
Technical Manuals provide more detailed or supportive information to the Newcastle Development Control Plan 2012.
Technical Manuals can be downloaded here or purchased separately to the Newcastle Development Control Plan 2012 from Council's Customer Contact Centre. The Technical Manuals are also included in the CD version of the Newcastle Development Control Plan 2012.
The Department of Planning and Environment exhibited the translation of existing Business and Industrial zones into the new Employment zones from 31 May to 12 July 2022. To view the detail please visit the Department’s Planning Portal. Employment zones will be in place within individual LEPs by 1 December 2022 when the existing Business and Industrial zones will be repealed. Further information is available on the Department's website.
As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For further information please see, Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021.
Additional information and a 'Frequently Asked Questions' Fact Sheet is available on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.
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City of Newcastle acknowledges that we operate on the grounds of the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.
CN reiterates its commitment to address disadvantages and attain justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.