Development standards, planning, and land use are controlled by Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) and supporting documents like Development Control Plans (DCPs).

Local Environmental Plans

The Local Environmental Plan (LEPs) is the key document used when considering land use, development issues and permissible activities across the City. 

LEPs are supported by studies and strategies that analyse liveability issues such as housing, employment, transport, infrastructure, open space and recreation as well as environmental amenity. 

View the Bayside LEP below:

Development Control Plans

Development Control Plans (DCPs) support the LEPs and define and articulate the specific standards needed for the accessibility, environmental performance, building form, and design standards for residential, business and commercial areas. 

The Bayside Development Control Plan 2022 

The Bayside DCP was adopted by Council on 22 March 2023. The Bayside DCP 2022 and accompanying technical documents are included below: 

The Bayside DCP 2022 and accompanying technical specifications will come into force on 10 April 2023 and will apply to development applications lodged on or after this date. 

Other documents: 

The Bayside DCP 2022 replaces the following: 

  • Botany Bay DCP 2013 
  • Rockdale DCP 2011 
  • Technical Specifications (2011) relating to: 
    • Traffic, Parking and Access 
    • Stormwater Management  
    • Waste Management 
    • Landscape 

The Botany Bay DCP 2013, Rockdale DCP 2011 and accompanying technical specifications have been repealed but still apply to development applications lodged before 10 April 2023. The repealed DCPs can be found under More information.  

Other planning policies

Landholdings not covered by an LEP are governed by other planning policies that meet an historic precedent or the specific characteristics of the land. 

See planning policies for the Council areas below: