What is on exhibition?

    A proposal to amend the Woollahra DCP 2015 to:

    • Strengthen the existing objectives of excavation controls; 
    • Restrict certain types of works within required setbacks; and
    • Provide further clarity on documentation requirements. 

    Why is Council implementing these changes?

    The proposed amendments are intended to strengthen and enhance existing provisions relating to excavation.

    What is a Development Control Plan (DCP)?

    A DCP contains detailed planning and building design guidelines for new development and for alterations and additions to existing development. 

    It is a document prepared by Council to guide people when they propose to carry out development. It is also used by Council when assessing and determining development applications.

    The DCP that applies to the Woollahra Municipality is Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015

    An overarching objective of the DCP is to give effect to the aims of the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 and facilitate development with reference to the unique characteristics of the area.

    Who does this draft amendment affect?

    The draft provisions affect the whole Woollahra Local Government Area.

    How can I share my views on this proposal?

    It’s easy to have your say. Login or register for YourSay Woollahra and make a submission through the submission form. Once you have registered for YourSay, you are able to take part in any open project.

    Alternatively, you can send an email referencing ‘SC7053 Submissions’ to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

    Written submissions may be lodged between Wednesday 13 July 2022 and Friday 19 August 2022. All submissions must be received before the exhibition closes at 4.30pm on Friday 19 August 2022.

    What happens to my submission?

    Your input will help inform Council decision making and shape the future of Woollahra. All submissions received during public exhibition will be reviewed and reported to the Environmental Planning Committee and to a Council meeting.


    The supply of personal information is voluntary. If personal information is not provided, Council may be limited in dealing with a submission. Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making submissions may be included in publicly available reports to Council or Committee Meetings.

    Please note that, in accordance with section 18(1)(b) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), you are advised that all submissions received by Council in relation to any matter will be placed on the appropriate Council file and may be disclosed to Councillors, Council Officers, consultants to Council or members of the public.

    Pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) the Council may be obliged to allow inspection of its documents, including any submissions you may make.