Council endorsed the draft Willoughby Development Control Plan (WDCP) 2021 for public exhibition at Tuesday night’s Council meeting (15 June).
The WDCP is designed to provide a more succinct, user-friendly document for people undertaking development in Willoughby. It supports a new draft Willoughby Local Environment Plan (WLEP).
The plans bring together and build on community feedback received over the past four years during the development of Willoughby City Council’s Strategic Planning directions.
“The WDCP encourages development that is compatible with the character of our City,” said Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney.
“It aims to provide controls to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community as well as a high standard of development in Willoughby.”
A complete review of the WDCP was undertaken during 2020, to provide more contemporary and up-to-date development standards.
The new WDCP reflects changes in practice and awareness of issues around sustainability and the changing climate, and organises controls according to the type of development being proposed.
The proposed changes to the WDCP will better align Council’s controls with the requirements under the various State Environmental Planning Policy codes and other policies and guidelines, without compromising development outcomes.
It is anticipated that the WDCP will be on public exhibition with the Council’s new draft WLEP for 12 weeks later this year. This will provide the community with an opportunity to comment before both documents are reported back to Council.