Why is Council undertaking this review?

    As part of its strategic planning program, the Council has reviewed the conservation provisions applying to single storey buildings in the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area. One set of amendments for these buildings was introduced in January 2020. 

    A second review of controls for single storey buildings supplement the first set of changes and, in particular, introduce new terminology for rear additions to single storey buildings and add further numerical controls for those types of additions. The review has resulted in a variety of changes to the current controls provided in Chapter A3 and C1 of the Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015.

    What is on exhibition?

    Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan (Amendment 13) - amendments to Chapter A3 and Chapter C1 of the Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Woollahra DCP 2015) applying to the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area.

    The objectives of the Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan Amendment 13 are: 

    1. to amend the terminology for additions to the rear of single storey buildings, 
    2. to supplement the numerical controls for additions to the rear of single storey buildings.

    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 where development is proposed.

    Who does this draft amendment affect?

    The draft amendment affects all residents of the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area, particularly homeowners who might want to undertake alterations and additions to their homes.

    How can I share my views on this draft amendment?

    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 ‘SC5614 Submissions’ to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

    Written submissions may be lodged between Friday 10 July 2020 - Friday 21 August 2020. All submissions must be received before the exhibition closes at 4.30pm on Friday 21 August 2020.

    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.