A draft of the revised Kiama Development Control Plan (DCP) is on exhibition until 2 March.
The requirements of the existing DCP has been reformatted into the State Government’s standard template for the Draft, and new development controls for a number of rural land uses have been included.
The existing DCP is approximately 500 pages long and contains 33 individual chapters. A Council report acknowledges it as being difficult to navigate and contains numerous conflicting controls.
“DCPs over time have been planning documents, structured to suit planning needs and requirements,” says Council’s General Manager Kerry McMurray.
“This made it a nightmare for the layperson to read or follow.
“The templates make it far more comprehensible.”
He says the only substantive changes are the inclusion of new development controls for some rural land uses, such as animal boarding and training establishments, and food vans/stalls.