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Development Control Plan

A Development Control Plan (DCP) provides detailed planning and design guidelines to support the planning controls in the Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

Hard copies of the DCP can be obtained from Council’s Strategic Land Use Planning unit, charges will be applied as per Council's Fees and Charges for the current financial year. 

Cessnock Development Control Plan 2010

The Cessnock Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP 2010) commenced on the 23 December 2011, the DCP came into effect upon gazettal of the Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011. The Cessnock DCP 2010 is applicable to the entire Local Government Area (LGA).

A complete copy of the DCP 2010 is available to download: 

Cessnock Development Control Plan 2010

Alternatively, the DCP 2010 can be downloaded by section/s below:

Part A: Introduction 

A.1 Statutory Context
A.2 What needs to be considered in preparing Development Application
A.3 Submission Requirements

Part B: General Information

B.1 Exempt and Complying Development (repealed)
B​.2 Public Notification and Advertising

Part C: General Guidelines

C.1 Parking and Access
C.2 Flora and Fauna Survey Guidelines
C.3 Contaminated Lands
C.4 Land Use Conflict & Buffer Zones
C.5 Waste Management and Minimisation
C.6 Access and Mobility
C.7 Trees and Vegetation Management
C.8 Social Impact Assessment and Crime Prevention though Environmental Design (CPTED) Guidelines for a Proposed Development

Part D: Specific Development

D.1 Subdivision Guidelines 
D.2 Urban Housing 
D.3 Industrial Development 
D.4 Purpose-Built Rural Tourist Accommodation 
D.5 Outdoor Signage 
D.6 Poultry Farms – Neighbouring Land Uses 
D.7 Construction of Dams 
D.8 Temporary Events 
D.9 Outdoor Dining 
D.10 Sex Services Premises 
D.11 Restricted Premises 
D.12 Heritage Conservation and Design Guidelines

Part E: Specific Areas

E.1 Ellalong Lagoon Catchment Area 
E.2 ‘The Vintage’ 
E.3 Vineyards District
E.4 Stanford Main
E.5 Gingers Lane Weston
E.6 Hunter Economic Zone (HEZ) 
E.7 Cessnock Aerodrome
E.8 Bow Wow Creek Gorge
E.9 Millfield Smallholdings
E.10 Kitchener Release Area (
Note: The zoning plan approved by the Minister for Planning differs from that endorsed by Council. Due to the amendments made to the zoning plan, a review of the Kitchener Residential Area DCP will be undertaken.)
E.11 Bellbird North (Note: The zoning plan approved by the Minister for Planning differs from that endorsed by Council on 4 March 2009. Due to the amendments made to the zoning plan, a review of the Bellbird North DCP will be undertaken.)
E.12 Government Road Precinct 
E.13 Cessnock Civic 
E.14 Averys Village, Heddon Greta
E. 15 Nulkaba Urban Release Areas - BC10 and Valley View Place

Part F: Urban Release Ares

F.1 - Heddon Greta
F.2 - Cessnock BC5
F.3 - Paxton North
F.4 - West & Wyndham St, Greta
F.5 - Rosehill
F.6 - North Ridge, Bellbird Heights


Appendix A: Flora and Fauna Survey Guidelines Volumes 1 and 2 (LHCC Region, 2002) 

Huntlee Development Control Plan 2013

The Huntlee Development Control Plan 2013 (Huntlee DCP 2013) is applicable to the land that was approved as the Huntlee New Town site by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure on 24 April 2012 under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

A copy of the Huntlee DCP 2013 is downloadable at the link below:  

Huntlee Development Control Plan 2013