Planning Controls

State and local planning legislation, strategies, controls and policies designed to address a variety of specific planning issues influence development decisions in Berrigan Shire Council.

Depending on where you live and where you want to build, different rules and regulations may apply. The majority of these are outlined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs), the Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) and the Development Control Plans (DCPs).

There are also a number of maps, plans and policies designed to address specific issues like minimum lot sizes, heritage and hazard affected areas such as bushfires.

Local Environmental Plans

Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for our local government area. They do this through zoning and development controls, which provide a framework for the way land can be used.

Mapping: Berrigan Local Environmental Plan 2013

Development Control Plans

Development Control Plans (DCPs) supplement the Local Environment Plans (LEPs) by providing more detailed controls regarding aspects like building design, landscaping, car-parking, etc. Under Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 we are required to take the DCP into consideration when assessing Development Applications (DAs).


Development-Control-Plan-2014.pdf(PDF, 1011KB)

Controls at your property

If you'd like to generate a report that details the planning controls specific to your property address, you can use the interactive map on the ePlanning spatial viewer.