Regulations & controls

Businesses are required to follow controls and regulations to ensure a safe working environment. The following information will assist in understanding these requirements.

Building and development

There are a number of development control plans and policies that may affect businesses in Waverley. The list below outlines information, not limited to, that you will find in Waverley Council's Development Control Plan (DCP), which may affect your business:

Commercial development

Commercial and retail development – Part D

  • Design
  • Noise and amenity, including live music and spruiking
  • Hours of operation
  • Restricted premises

Advertising and signage – D2

  • Design and location
  • Site-specific controls
  • Sign-specific controls

Footpath seating for restaurants and cafes – D3

  • Location
  • Furniture and accessories
  • Management
  • Designated footpath seating locations
  • Smoking

Site-specific development – Part E

Controls particular to specific sites – Bondi Junction, Bondi Beachfront and local village centres.

General design provisions

General controls including for heritage and environmental conservation, accessibility, waste management and transport including loading facilities for deliveries.

Download the Food premises change of ownership form.

Health and environmental regulations

Food businesses are required to follow health and environment regulations. Information about this can be found on our food safety page.

Information for hairdressers, beauty salons, tattooists, acupuncturists and any other business where skin-penetration services take place can be found on our hair, beauty and skin penetration page.

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