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At the Canterbury Bankstown Local Planning Panel meeting on 30 June 2020, the Panel adopted the Draft Consolidated Local Environmental Plan (LEP) to produce a single set of planning rules for the Canterbury Bankstown Local Government Area. Council is awaiting the finalisation of the Draft LEP by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

At the Ordinary Meeting on 8 December 2020, Council resolved to exhibit the Draft Consolidated Development Control Plan (DCP) and Guides to support the Draft LEP.

The next step is to exhibit the following documents for comment and feedback until Friday 19 February 2021

  • Draft Consolidated Development Control Plan (DCP)
    • The Draft DCP is a planning document that provides additional planning rules to enhance the function, design and amenity of development. Examples of controls include storey limits, setbacks, building design and amenity, and landscaping and parking requirements.
      The Draft DCP combines and aligns planning controls of the former Bankstown and Canterbury Councils, based on the vision set by Connective City 2036. It will replace the existing Bankstown Development Control Plan 2015 and Canterbury Development Control Plan 2012.
  • Draft Guides
    • The Draft Guides are planning documents that provide additional requirements to support the Draft DCP and set out the information to be submitted with development applications. There are six Draft guides on exhibition, which include demolition and construction, engineering standards, heritage, landscape, tree management and waste management.

These draft planning documents must be taken into consideration when preparing and determining development applications.

You are encouraged to read the draft documents to see if there are any proposed changes relevant to you.

Where else can I view the documents?

The exhibited documents can also be viewed on a computer at Council’s Customer Service Centres during business hours:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, Bankstown Branch, 66-72 Rickard Road, Bankstown, 8.30am–5pm weekdays
  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, Campsie Branch, 137 Beamish Street, Campsie, 9.00am-5pm weekdays

How to have your say

You are invited to have your say by completing an online submission below. If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed on this page. Please note all submissions received by Council are not confidential and may be made available to the public through the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. If you wish to be contacted prior to the release of your submission, please indicate whether your submission is made ‘in confidence’.

Name Strategic Planning Team
Phone 02 9707 9543
In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885

Draft DCP Summary

Summary of Draft Consolidated Development Control Plan (Draft DCP)

While the Draft DCP is primarily an administrative consolidation of Bankstown Development Control Plan 2015 and Canterbury Development Control Plan 2012, the consolidation process will result in some proposed changes to the objectives and controls currently applying in the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

The Draft Consolidated Development Control Plan seeks to:

  • Produce a single set of development controls for our City by combining and aligning Bankstown DCP 2015 and Canterbury DCP 2012 into a Consolidated Development Control Plan, as described below for each chapter:
Chapter Description
Chapter 1–Introduction Provides information about the administrative provisions of the Draft DCP, such as the name of the DCP, adoption and commencement information, where the DCP applies, and how to use the DCP.
Chapter 2–Site Considerations Addresses site considerations, such as site analysis, flood risk and trees to determine whether a proposed development is a suitable use of a site, including consideration of the likely off–site impacts of the proposal.
Chapter 3–General Requirements Addresses issues that are likely to arise for most types of development, such as engineering standards, parking, waste management, sustainable development, subdivision, signs, and landscaping.
Chapter 4–Heritage

Addresses heritage and cultural conservation issues, including heritage items, heritage conservation areas, and development in the vicinity of heritage items and conservation areas.

Chapter 5–Residential Accommodation Addresses different types and forms of residential accommodation. It provides objectives and controls that guide specific residential land use types such as dwelling houses, dual occupancies, multi dwelling housing, secondary dwellings, boarding houses and residential flat buildings, and other issues like livable housing.
Chapter 6–Strategic Centres Provides specific provisions for the Bankstown and Campsie strategic centres as identified by Connective City 2036.
Chapter 7–Commercial Centres Provides specific provisions for centres within Zones B1 and B2 as identified by Connective City 2036. These include local, village, small village, and neighbourhood centres.
Chapter 8–Employment Lands Provides specific provisions for employment lands within Zones B5, B6 and B7 as identified by Connective City 2036. These include the Canterbury Road and Hume Highway Enterprise Corridors.
Chapter 9–Industrial Precincts Provides specific provisions for industrial precincts within Zones IN1 and IN2 as identified by Connective City 2036.
Chapter 10–Other Development
Addresses other types of development that are not covered by chapters 5–9. It provides objectives and controls that guide these types of developments, such as child care facilities, schools, places of public worship, home businesses, telecommunications facilities, sex services premises, amongst others.
Chapter 11–Key Development Sites Facilitates the appropriate development of key development sites. It ensures development has regard to its context and is compatible with surrounding development and the desired character of the area.

  • Implement the following key changes:
Chapter Proposed changes
Chapter 2 (Flood Risk Management)
  • Recognise ‘centre–based child care facilities’ as a sensitive land use rather than a commercial use when applying the flood controls.
  • Introduce an overland flow risk precinct for land subject to shallow overland inundation that is distant from a watercourse or major stormwater system. A 300mm freeboard would apply in this precinct.

Chapter 3 (Engineering Standards)
Apply the former Canterbury control to the LGA in relation to stormwater disposal, which enables Council to consider the use of pump–out systems as a last option for sites sloping away from the street, in the event that a drainage easement cannot be created or the use of an alternative drainage method (such as charged line or transpiration system) is determined to be unachievable.

Chapter 3 (Parking)
  • Apply the former Bankstown rate for child care centres to the LGA i.e. 1 car space per 4 children.
  • Apply the former Bankstown rate for schools to the LGA i.e. 1 car space per employee or classroom, whichever is the greater + 1 car space per 8 students in year 12.
  • Apply the former Bankstown rate for places of public worship to the LGA i.e. 1 car space per 5m 2 of the assembly area.
  • Permit basement parking in dual occupancies.
  • Do not require additional parking spaces for change of uses in Zones B1, B2 and B4 specific to food and drink premises, medical centres, recreation facilities (indoor), and veterinary hospitals.
  • Apply the former Canterbury control to the LGA, which does not support car stack lifts.
Chapter 4 (Heritage)
  • Apply former Canterbury controls for heritage items, and development in the vicinity of heritage items, to the whole LGA.
  • Apply one set of general controls to all Heritage Conservation Areas. These will replace the controls that currently apply to the Ashbury Heritage Conservation Area.
  • Area Character Statements have also been prepared for Ashbury Heritage Conservation Area, and are in the Heritage Guide.
Chapter 5 (Residential Accommodation)
  • Amend the outbuilding controls to read:
    • 1 outbuilding per site
    • Site cover sliding scale (36m 2 to 60m2) depending on site area
    • Non–habitable uses only.
  • Replace the adaptable housing controls with the Livable Housing Guidelines
  • Permit single carports forward of the front building line in special circumstances provided the development is compatible with the character of the local area.
  • Apply the former Bankstown control to the LGA in relation to preventing development from isolating sites less than 1,200m2/20m width (Zone R4).

Chapter 7 (Commercial Centres)
  • Apply new setback controls in Birrong, East Hills, Greenacre, Padstow, Panania, Revesby, and Yagoona.
  • Introduce new design controls in relation to active street frontages, facade design, corner buildings, roof design, materials, finishes and awning design.
  • Introduce new design controls to minimise the visual bulk of development on sites with a street frontage of 40 metres or greater in local centres, village centres, small village centres and neighbourhood centres:
    • For sites with a 40–65 metre street frontage, articulate the tower to give the appearance of at least two distinct building elements.
    • For sites with a street frontage greater than 65 metres, require separate towers above the podium. The maximum length of a tower building is 65 metres.
  • Introduce design principles to guide the redevelopment of 7A–17 Marco Avenue, Revesby.
  • Identify sites that may need to have setbacks to ensure building footprints are kept clear of the overland flow path between Polo Street and The River Road in Revesby.
Chapter 10 (Schools and Places of Public Worship)
  • Apply the former Bankstown controls to the LGA.

Draft Guide Summary

Summary of the Draft Guides

The Draft Guides sets out the technical information and specifications that supports the development controls in the Draft DCP. Each of the Draft Guides relates to the relevant chapter in the Draft DCP.

  1. Demolition and Construction Guide
    This Guide contains technical information to ensure demolition and construction works are safe, do not impact on the city, and are carried out in accordance with relevant legislation requirements.
  2. Engineering Development Guide
    This Guide contains technical information to ensure developments provide a satisfactory level of engineering infrastructure, minimise impacts on surrounding sites, and protect Council’s assets.
  3. Heritage Guide and Heritage Conservation Area Character Statements
    This Guide contains technical information on heritage and application requirements to ensure that developments consider the heritage significance of a heritage item and/or a conservation area. It also contains Area Character Statements which provide more detailed information about the character of the conservation areas, and building contribution rankings
  4. Landscape Guide
    This Guide contains technical information to ensure development integrates with the landform, protects ecological and habitat values, provides deep soil zones, and promotes native species in landscape designs.
  5. Tree Management Guide
    This Guide contains technical information to support the tree management controls in the DCP. It contains information on tree management, tree pruning, and tree planting.
  6. Waste Management Guide
    This Guide contains technical information to support the waste management controls in the DCP. It focuses on ensuring development implements optimal waste management systems that are fully integrated with Council’s servicing system.