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Central Coast Development Control Plan 2022

A Development Control Plan (DCP) provides detailed planning and design guidelines to support the planning controls in the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and is prepared and adopted by Councils.

A Development Control Plan (DCP) provides detailed planning and design guidelines to support the planning controls in the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and is prepared and adopted by Councils.

Central Coast Development Control Plan 2022

Central Coast DCP 2022, and the corresponding Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022 (CCLEP 2022) provides a consistent approach to planning decisions and applies to the majority of the LGA.


1.0 Preliminary
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Notification of Development Proposals


2.1 Dwelling Houses Secondary Dwellings and Ancillary Development
2.2 Dual Occupancy and Multi Dwelling Housing
2.3 Residential Flat Buildings
2.4 Subdivision
2.5 Commercial Development
2.6 Commercial Hydroponics
2.7 Tourism Development
2.8 Caravan Parks
2.9 Industrial Development
2.10 Centre Based Child Care Facilities
2.11 Restricted and Sex Services Premises
2.12 Waterfront Structures
2.13 Transport and Parking
2.14 Site_Waste Management
2.15 Signage and Advertising
2.16 Home Based Employment
2.17 Character and Scenic Quality


3.1 Floodplain Management and Water Cycle Management
3.2 Coastal Hazard Management
 • Coastal Hazard Mapping - Northern Area
 • Coastal Hazard Mapping - Southern Area
3.3 On-Site Sewage Management
3.4 Water Catchment Areas
3.5 Tree and Vegetation Management
3.6 Heritage Conservation
3.7 Geotechnical Requirements


4.1 Warnervale Town Centre
4.2 Peninsula Centres
4.3 Terrigal Village Centre
4.4 Gosford Waterfront
4.5 Wyong Town Centre
4.6 The Entrance Peninsula


5.1 Bensville
5.2 Erina 83-95 Karalta Road
5.3 Kariong Mount Penang and Parklands
5.4 Kincumber Avoca Drive Manassah Frost House
5.5 Gwandalan Centre
5.6 Lisarow Toomeys Road
5.7 Terrigal - Beaufort Rd
5.8 Narara Gosford Horticultural Institute
5.9 Wadalba South - Urban Release Area
5.10 Pearl Beach Residential Development
5.11 Terrigal Corner Charles Kay Drive
5.12 Terrigal Parkside Kings Avenue
5.13 Terrigal Scenic Highway Georges Fruit Barn
5.14 Various Suburbs
5.15 West Gosford Temporary use of Racecourse
5.16 Yattalunga
5.17 Forresters Beach
5.18 Erina 18 Ilya Avenue Erina Leagues Club
5.19 Marana Rd Springfield
5.20 Somersby Wisemans Ferry Road Peats Ridge Road Somersby Fields Site
5.21 East Somersby
5.22 Hamlyn Terrace - Louisiana Road Infill Precinct
5.23 Forresters Beach - Bakali Road
5.24 Berkeley Vale - Keren Avenue Residential
5.25 Warnervale South
5.26 Buff Point Residential
5.27 West Wyong Area
5.28 Lake Munmorah Village Centre
5.29 Mannering Park Residential
5.30 Jilliby - Hue Hue Road
5.31 North Wyong Industrial and Enterprise Precinct
5.32 Ourimbah Commercial Area
5.33 Tumbi Valley Residential
5.34 Tuggerah Precinct
5.35 Kanwal - Craigie Avenue Precinct
5.36 Warnervale M1 Pacific Motorway Service Centres
5.37 Warnervale East Wadalba North West
5.38 Warnervale Business Park
5.39 Charmhaven West Industrial Area
5.40 The Entrance Key Site Development
5.41 Glenning Valley
5.42 Berkeley Vale - Anderson Road
5.43 Chittaway Point
5.44 Toukley - Rustrum Site
5.45 Toukley Beachcomber Key Site
5.46 Northern Wetlands Management
5.47 Northern Conservation Areas
5.48 Northern Areas Public Art
5.49 Northern Areas Key Sites
5.50 East Toukley Main Road Commercial
5.51 Mardi - Rural Residential Development
5.52 Chain Valley Bay - 15 Mulloway Road
5.53 Chain Valley Bay - 45 Mulloway Road
5.54 Lake Munmorah - 285-325 Pacific Highway
5.55 Ettalong Beach 43-46 The Esplanade


6 - Dictionary
6 - Schedule of Amendments


Waste Control Guidelines
Scenic Quality and Character Statements
Civil Works Specifications

Other Development Control Plans

Development Applications accepted by Council prior to 1 August 2022 are subject to the pre-existing planning controls:

The following are State DCPs relevant in Central Coast Local Government Area:

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