Development control plans

What is a Development Control Plan?

A Development Control Plan (DCP) provides specific, comprehensive guidelines for certain types of development, or area-specific requirements for localities. 

A DCP is important in the planning system because it provides a flexible means of identifying additional development controls and standards for addressing development issues at a local level.

What Development Control Plan Applies?

The Tamworth Regional Development Control Plan 2010 (PDF 6.4MB) contains the key criteria for specific types of development that commonly occur in the Tamworth Regional Local Government Area and for specific locations within the region.

The primary aim of the DCP is to define “deemed to satisfy” standards which will streamline the approval process when these standards are met. 

The DCP does not remove the obligation to assess each development application in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment legislation. However, by introducing clear design criteria and allowing for certification by proponents, a determination timeframe of 28 days can be achieved for advertised or notified applications and 21 days for applications that are not advertised or notified for certain types of “fast-track” development.

Applications for other types of development will continue to be assessed on merit, applying best practice planning standards.


Fast Track Certification Checklists

The applicable Council Fast Track Certification must be completed to identify how the proposal complies with the ‘deemed to satisfy’ controls. 

This must be submitted in addition to the minimum documentation specified by Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and Council's Documentation Matrix. (PDF 157.9KB)

The individual checklists are provided below: