Development Control Plan 2022

The Waverley Development Control Plan (DCP) supports the controls outlined in the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) with more specific planning and design guidelines including built form controls, parking, biodiversity and tree preservation, signage, heritage conservation and safety.

The DCP provides guidelines for new residential development as well as residential alterations and extensions. It also details general controls for commercial developments, but identifies areas where more specific guidelines apply, such as the Bondi Junction centre, the Bondi beachfront area and the local villages.

The DCP 2022 (Amendment 1) was formally adopted on 1 August 2023 and is effective from 18 August 2023. It can be viewed by following the links below.


On 19 March 2024, Council adopted Amendment 2 to the Waverley DCP 2022. This amendment implements changes to flood planning related development controls and creates a new Flood Planning Area. The amendment will come into effect on 1 May 2024. The Amendment will be published on this web page once in effect.

For any enquiries regarding Amendment 2, email


Previous Development Control Plans

  • The  DCP 2022 was formally adopted on 6 December 2022 and was effective from 9 December 2022 to 17 August 2023.
  • The DCP 2012 (Amendment 9) was formally adopted on 1 September 2020 and was effective between 1 October 2020 to 8 December 2022.
  • The DCP 2012 (Amendment 8) was formally adopted on 7 July 2020 and was effective between 1 August 2020 to 1 October 2020.

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Council has a Duty Planner available for general enquiries relating to the planning process, policies and lodgement requirements. The Duty Officer is not able to provide detailed planning advice or high level planning information.

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