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 governed by the:

This planning instrument is a key document when considering land use, development issues and permissible activities across the City. This instrument is 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 Bayside LEP, there are some landholdings that are governed by other planning instruments. These instruments have been developed because of the specific characteristics of the land or some historic precedent. In Bayside Council the following instruments apply:

What are Development Control Plans (DCPs)?

To support the LEP, we have 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:

Technical specifications

The Botany Bay Development Control Plan (2013) (Part 10) contains technical specifications including:

  • Landscaping Technical Guidelines for Development Sites

  • Stormwater Management Technical Guidelines

  • Technical Guidelines for 130-150 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens

The Rockdale Development Control Plan (2011) contains technical specifications including: 

Other documents: