Planning Alert: Port Stephens Council Draft Development Control Plan

Port Stephens Council resolved on 11 November 2014 to place the Draft Port Stephens Development Control Plan 2014 on public exhibition in accordance with Clause 18 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000.

The Draft Plan aims to provide further guidance to the Port Stephens Local Environmental Plan 2013 and make a number of key changes, which include:

  • Improved structure and formatting
  • Removal of Floor Space Ratios
  • Water quality provisions for Drinking Water Catchments
  • Incorporating principles of the Nelson Bay Town Centre and Foreshore Strategy
  • New local provisions for Seabreeze Estate, Nelson Bay
  • Revised local provisions for Pacific Dunes, Medowie
  • New local provisions for the Defence and Airport Related Employment Zone (DAREZ)
  • New technical specifications for environmental management
  • New provisions for matters of heritage significance
  • New provisions for Department of Defence input

The Draft Plan will be on public exhibition from Thursday, 5 February to Thursday, 19 March 2015.

For more information check out the Port Stephens Council Website