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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.

The Wollongong Section 94A Development Contributions Plan determines the requirement for a development to pay a contribution pursuant to section 94A of the EP&A Act 1979 to assist council to provide the appropriate public facilities which are required to maintain and enhance amenity and service delivery within the City. This Plan applies to all land within Wollongong local government area excluding Stages 1 and 2 of West Dapto Urban Release Area.

  The West Dapto Release Area Section 94 Development Contributions Plan determines the requirement for a development to pay a contribution pursuant to section 94 of the EP&A Act 1979 towards the provision, extension or augmentation of public amenities and public services that will, or are likely to be required as a consequence of development in the West Dapto Release Area. The West Dapto Urban Release Area Stages 1 and 2.​

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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