Draft Woollahra DCP 2015 (Amendment 17) - Fire hydrant and booster installations

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Woollahra DCP 2015 (Amendment 17) was endorsed by Council on 26 July 2021(External link) and came into effect on 30 August 2021.

On-site fire hydrant systems form part of a building's essential safety measures. These often include fire hydrants, sprinkler systems and may include an external fire brigade booster. These hydraulic fire systems need to be installed and located in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards. Importantly, these installations are generally located at or near the street frontage to allow easy access in the case of an emergency, but also where there is a greater potential to impact on the streetscape.

The amendments to the Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Woollahra DCP 2015) seek to update and strengthen the sections on site facilities by introducing objectives and controls to address the visual impact of hydraulic fire services, such as fire hydrant and boosters. In this way, we can ensure that new site facilities do not detract from our streetscape.

Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No.17) requires fire hydrant and booster installations to be housed in a cabinet or enclosure that is thoughtfully integrated into the design of the development (including the building, fencing and landscaping).

Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No.17) applies to land within the Woollahra local government area as identified on the map in Figure 1 where the following chapters of the Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Woollahra DCP 2015) apply:

  • Chapter B3 - General Development Controls
  • Chapter C1 - Paddington Heritage Conservation Area
  • Chapter C2 - Woollahra Heritage Conservation Area
  • Chapter C3 - Watsons Bay Heritage Conservation Area
  • Chapter D3 - General Controls for Neighbourhood and Mixed Use Centres
  • Chapter D4 - Edgecliff Centre
  • Chapter D5 - Double Bay Centre
  • Chapter D6 - Rose Bay Centre

Figure 1 - Land to which this draft plan applies


Thank you to everyone who made a submission on this planning proposal. The exhibition period is now closed but you can still view all of the exhibition documents on this page.

The public exhibition was open from Wednesday 12 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021.

To stay up-to-date with Council’s consultations, please register for Your Say Woollahra.

Woollahra DCP 2015 (Amendment 17) was endorsed by Council on 26 July 2021(External link) and came into effect on 30 August 2021.

On-site fire hydrant systems form part of a building's essential safety measures. These often include fire hydrants, sprinkler systems and may include an external fire brigade booster. These hydraulic fire systems need to be installed and located in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards. Importantly, these installations are generally located at or near the street frontage to allow easy access in the case of an emergency, but also where there is a greater potential to impact on the streetscape.

The amendments to the Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Woollahra DCP 2015) seek to update and strengthen the sections on site facilities by introducing objectives and controls to address the visual impact of hydraulic fire services, such as fire hydrant and boosters. In this way, we can ensure that new site facilities do not detract from our streetscape.

Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No.17) requires fire hydrant and booster installations to be housed in a cabinet or enclosure that is thoughtfully integrated into the design of the development (including the building, fencing and landscaping).

Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No.17) applies to land within the Woollahra local government area as identified on the map in Figure 1 where the following chapters of the Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Woollahra DCP 2015) apply:

  • Chapter B3 - General Development Controls
  • Chapter C1 - Paddington Heritage Conservation Area
  • Chapter C2 - Woollahra Heritage Conservation Area
  • Chapter C3 - Watsons Bay Heritage Conservation Area
  • Chapter D3 - General Controls for Neighbourhood and Mixed Use Centres
  • Chapter D4 - Edgecliff Centre
  • Chapter D5 - Double Bay Centre
  • Chapter D6 - Rose Bay Centre

Figure 1 - Land to which this draft plan applies


Thank you to everyone who made a submission on this planning proposal. The exhibition period is now closed but you can still view all of the exhibition documents on this page.

The public exhibition was open from Wednesday 12 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021.

To stay up-to-date with Council’s consultations, please register for Your Say Woollahra.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. The public exhibition was from 12 May 2021 to 11 June 2021.

    You can make a submission to the Draft Woollahra DCP 2015 for changes to Fire hydrant and booster installations (Amendment 17) using Your Say Woollahra.

    Consultation has concluded
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