Building Line Policy

Submissions closing on 10 February 2021, 5:00PM

Aerial image of a residential street

The Building Line Policy provides clarification regarding setbacks for new dwelling houses, including ancillary residential development, and industrial development in the Cessnock local government area (LGA). It aims to:

  • Enhance the character of the streetscape
  • Establish appropriate design that is sensitive to the landscape and environmental characteristics of the locality
  • Reinforce the distinctive characteristics of the streetscape and/or environment in conservation areas

The policy has been reviewed and amended to align with the current local and state planning framework, including the Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011 (CLEP 2011) and Codes SEPP. 

The amendments include updates to land-use terminology, zones to reflect the Standard Instrument LEP (CLEP 2011), numerical development standards, technical definitions and general formatting. 

Submissions are not kept confidential. Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with privacy laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.  When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.