Developer planning controls relating to water sensitive urban design

Blacktown City is an unusually complex Local Government Area due to the presence of three distinct development planning areas.  Each of these planning areas are subject to a different environmental planning instrument. 

These planning instruments stipulate which planning controls would apply to a proposed development.

 

The three main planning areas are:

  1. WSUD in the North West Growth Centre (NWGC)
  2. The Western Sydney Employment Area (WSEA)
  3. Infill areas generally between the NWGC in the north and the WSEA in the south.  

Planning Instruments Map from Pt J DCP Fig 1


Figure 1: Blacktown City Council applicable environmental planning instrument map.

Table 1: Below shows which environmental planning instruments and development controls apply to each planning area.

Planning area

Applicable planning instrument

Applicable development control plan

North West Growth Centre

State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres, 2006)

Blacktown City Council Growth Centre Precincts DCP (2010)

Western Sydney Employment Area

State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009

Blacktown Development Control Plan (2015) – Part J Water Sensitive Urban Design and Integrated Water Cycle Management

All other areas (also referred to as infill areas)

Blacktown City Council Local Environmental Plan (2015)

Blacktown Development Control Plan (2015) – Part J Water Sensitive Urban Design and Integrated Water Cycle Management