Botany Bay Comprehensive Development Control Plan 2013

The Botany Bay Development Control Plan:
  • guides future development within the Botany Bay Local Government Area
  • supports the Botany Bay Local Environmental Plan
  • protects and enhances the public domain

This Development Control Plan replaces all previous Development Control Plans and Policies that apply to land in the City of Botany Bay except

Review of the Development Control Plan (DCP) Requirements for Unit Mix

Council engaged SGS Economics & Planning (SGS) to undertake an independent review of the current DCP controls for the proportion of studio and 1 bedroom units. A copy of the SGS report can be downloaded here.

Council at its Meeting held 3 June 2015 adopted the SGS Report titled Review of the DCP requirements for unit mix dated December 2014 as a supporting document to the DCP and resolved that it be placed on Council’s website. In light of the SGS Report Council also resolved to maintain its current control for unit mix – being the combined total number of one-bedroom dwellings and bed sitters shall not exceed 25% of the total number of dwellings within a development.

Council subsequently engaged the authors of The Housing Affordability Crisis in Sydney and Melbourne Report One: The demographic foundations - David McCloskey (from Sensing Value) and Robert Birrell - to write a paper to form an evidence base for policy development in support of Council’s unit mix and family friendly apartment requirements. The authors have also prepared a report titled Sydney and Melbourne's Housing Affordability Crisis Report Two: No End in Sight. Additional information regarding the authors of the above reports and the Australian Population Research Institute can be found at http://tapri.org.au/ 

Council at its Meeting held 20 July 2016 adopted the Sensing Value Report titled City of Botany Bay: Housing Development Proposals Analysis and Evidence Base dated May 2016 as a supporting document to the BBDCP 2013. Applicants are to note that the household and dwelling demand projections provided in the City of Botany Bay: Housing Development Proposals Analysis and Evidence Base report indicate a significant proportion of families reside in apartments in the Botany Bay LGA. However, recent approvals indicate only a small proportion of apartments are 3 or more bedrooms. With an increasing number of apartments predicted to be built in the future, there is a need to ensure that families in the Botany Bay LGA have access to a wide range of housing options, allowing existing young families to stay within the Botany Bay LGA and retain community ties, as well as attracting new residents to the area. Based on Sensing Value’s findings, Council’s unit mix and family friendly apartment requirements in the BBDCP 2013 will be retained and the report titled City of Botany Bay: Housing Development Proposals Analysis and Evidence Base dated May 2016 will be used as a supporting document.

Background on the Botany Bay Development Control Plan

The Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013 was originally adopted by Council on 11 December 2013 and came into effect on 17 December 2013.

Council, at its meeting held on 9 December 2014, resolved to adopt Amendment No. 1 to the Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013. This amendment came into effect on 16 December 2014.

Council at its Meeting held on 26 August 2015 resolved to adopt Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013 (Amendment No. 2) under Clause 21(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. The adopted Amendment inserts a new Planning Framework diagram into Part 9A (Mascot Station Town Centre Precinct) and a revised Wilson-Pemberton Planning Framework diagram in Part 9C of the Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013. This amendment came into effect 8 September 2015.

Council at its Meeting held on 24 February 2016 resolved to adopt Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013 (Amendment Nos. 3 and 4) under under Clause 21(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation). Amendment No.3 seeks to amend Part 4C and Part 9A with respect to the amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy No.65 - Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development and the new Apartment Design Guide. Amendment No.4 incorporates these changes, and also seeks to address a number of duplications and formatting issues, to clarify definitions, and to condense and reshape the document to be more succinct. The amendments came into effect on 8 March 2016.

Council at its Meeting held on 23 March 2016 resolved to adopt Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013 (Amendment No. 5) under Clause 21(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation). Amendment No.5 introduces new controls regarding Secondary Dwellings, as well as clarify the controls pertaining to all ancillary development and buildings to rear lanes in Part 4A – Dwelling Houses. The amendments came into effect on 5 April 2016.

Council at its Meeting held on 20 July 2016 resolved to adopt Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013 (Amendment No. 6) under Clause 21(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation). Amendment No. 6 deletes Urban Block 3 from Part 9A - Mascot Station Town Centre Precinct following recent concerns about the impacts of the proposed building forms proposed for Urban Block 3 on the amenity of the local heritage item I82 comprising Mascot Oval and Lionel Bowen Park as well as impacts to the low density R2 zone to the north. The amendment came into effect 2 August 2016.

Council at its Meeting held on 12 October 2016 resolved to adopt Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013 (Amendment No. 7) under Clause 21(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation). Amendment No. 7 amended controls to ensure that caretaker dwellings are ancillary to an approved industrial or business use, and will only be used by a caretaker, owner or operator of an approved business on the site; do not compromise the integrity of industrial or business areas; and are appropriately designed.

Council at its Meeting held on 9 August 2017 resolved to adopt Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013 (Amendment No. 8) under Clause 21(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation).  Amendment No. 8 amended controls to address a number of duplications and formatting issues, to clarify definitions, to update references to external documents and to make implementation of the Development Control Plan simpler and easier.

For further information please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Officers on 02 9366 3666.