The planning and use of land as well as development standards in Bayside Council are controlled by legal planning instruments called Local Environmental Plans (LEPs), and supporting development control documents called Development Control Plans (DCPs).
What are Local Environmental Plans (LEPs)?
The planning and use of land across the Bayside Council area is largely governed by two key LEPs:
These planning instruments are key documents when considering land use, development issues and permissible activities across the City. These instruments are informed by a range of studies and strategies that analyse key liveability issues such as housing, employment, transport, infrastructure, open space and recreation as well as environmental amenity.
What are the other planning instruments?
While most of the Bayside Council area is subject to the above LEPs, there are some landholdings that are governed by other planning instruments that have been developed due to the specific characteristics of the land or some historic precedent. In Bayside Council these include:
- State Environmental Planning Policy (Three Ports) 2013
- Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 33 - Cooks Cove
Council also continues to use the Botany Bay Local Environmental Plan (1995) to cover a few landholdings that were previously deferred from recent LEP revisions.
What are Development Control Plans (DCPs)?
To support the LEPs, Council has Development Control Plans (DCPs) that define and articulate the specific standards needed for residential, business and commercial areas in terms of accessibility, environmental performance, building form and design as well as character.
The two key DCPs for Bayside Council are:
The Rockdale 2011 DCP is accompanied by a set of Technical Specifications. The Botany Technical Specifications form part 10 of the Botany Bay DCP 2013.
There are also a number of other DCPs still active to support the land areas not covered by the two key LEPs.