Draft Development Controls for Floodplain and Stormwater Management

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Council is working on a review of chapters E13: Floodplain Management and E14: Stormwater Management of the Wollongong Development Control Plan (DCP) 2009, and we’re sharing our proposed changes with the community. The Wollongong DCP guides the way planning and design should happen for new developments in our area. It's mainly used by people such as engineers, architects and developers. Chapter E13 guides building on flood-prone land and Chapter E14 outlines the rules for designing ways to safely manage stormwater, e.g. drains or storage tanks.

It’s been 10 years since the two chapters on floodplain and stormwater management in the DCP were last reviewed, and there’s been new policies, studies and guidance on managing flood risk released in that time. We're not planning huge changes, we just want to make it easier for people to understand and use the DCP. We want to make some of the guidelines and definitions in chapters E13 and E14 clearer, and make sure new stormwater structures are safe for the community. We’ll also make sure the chapters are in line with the Wollongong Local Environment Plan (2009), which describes the different land zones in an area (such as residential, commercial or industrial land) and explains what type of development is allowed on each. In addition, we'll include some of the changes that were recommended in Council studies and plans, such as our Floodplain Risk Management Studies and the Coastal Zone Management Plan (2017).

Read the draft chapters, change logs and Frequently Asked Questions, then let us know whether you support the changes by sharing your feedback in the online form.

Feedback closes on Sunday 19 January 2020.

Council is working on a review of chapters E13: Floodplain Management and E14: Stormwater Management of the Wollongong Development Control Plan (DCP) 2009, and we’re sharing our proposed changes with the community. The Wollongong DCP guides the way planning and design should happen for new developments in our area. It's mainly used by people such as engineers, architects and developers. Chapter E13 guides building on flood-prone land and Chapter E14 outlines the rules for designing ways to safely manage stormwater, e.g. drains or storage tanks.

It’s been 10 years since the two chapters on floodplain and stormwater management in the DCP were last reviewed, and there’s been new policies, studies and guidance on managing flood risk released in that time. We're not planning huge changes, we just want to make it easier for people to understand and use the DCP. We want to make some of the guidelines and definitions in chapters E13 and E14 clearer, and make sure new stormwater structures are safe for the community. We’ll also make sure the chapters are in line with the Wollongong Local Environment Plan (2009), which describes the different land zones in an area (such as residential, commercial or industrial land) and explains what type of development is allowed on each. In addition, we'll include some of the changes that were recommended in Council studies and plans, such as our Floodplain Risk Management Studies and the Coastal Zone Management Plan (2017).

Read the draft chapters, change logs and Frequently Asked Questions, then let us know whether you support the changes by sharing your feedback in the online form.

Feedback closes on Sunday 19 January 2020.

Feedback on the updates to chapters E13 and E14 of the DCP

Consultation has concluded