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Draft DCP Amendments for Parking, Child Care and Hospital in Residential Zones

Consultation is now closed.

This consultation ran from 24 February to 5 April 2016.

Contact Details
Chris Pelcz – Acting Manager, Strategic Plan
Ph: (02) 9911 3516
Email

Background

At the Ordinary Council Meeting of 7 December 2015 Council considered a report which recommended amendments to the Development Control Plan 2010 to respond to issues that have arisen in relation to the assessment of development applications. These comprise:-

  • Restrictions to the size of child care centres in residential zones to a maximum of 60 places; and

  • Changes to car parking controls for child care centre and residential uses including to accord with SEPP 65 near transit oriented development.

Council resolved that "a draft DCP be exhibited in accordance with this report, to:-      

1.   Permit a maximum of 60 places at any one child centre in a residential zone, with variations subject to merit;

2.   Update Part R – Traffic, Transport & Parking to:-

a.   Accord with SEPP 65 parking rates for transit oriented developments;

b.   Adjust parking rates for Child Care Centres having regard to Department of Education & Training's amended child-staff ratios;

c.   Require onsite removalist truck spaces for developments with greater than 100 units;

d.   Specify requirements for car wash bays for developments with greater than 20 units; and

e.   Require consultation on Construction Management Plans with authorities where appropriate."

Subsequently at it's meeting of 15 February 2016, Council considered a further report which recommended additional amendments to the Development Control Plan 2010 to respond to issues that have arisen in relation to the assessment of a development application within a low density residential suburb.  The amendment is intended to cap the scale of hospitals in an R2 zone to limit the unreasonable expansion of non residential uses within low density residential zones to ensure they remain compatible.

Council resolved to:-

"1.  Prepare a draft DCP amendment that limits the number of beds for a hospital development in the R2 Zone to a maximum of 40 beds and such hospital developments be a minimum of 800 lineal metres apart; and

2.  Exhibit this amendment with the current DCP general review." 

Overview

Council has consulted with the community in accordance with Clause 74C of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act on the proposed amendments to Development Control Plan 2010 which will:-

  • Set a maximum of 60 places for child care centres in residential zones;  

  • Update parking requirements under DCP Part R relating to child care centres, SEPP 65, removal  truck parking and carwash bays for apartment blocks, and construction management consultation; and 

  • Limit the number of beds for a hospital development in the R2 Zone to a maximum of 40 beds and such hospital developments be a minimum of 800 lineal metres apart.

To find out more you can view the plan and related documents below. 

Related Documents

What's Next

A post consultation report was considered by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 18 July 2016 where Council resolved that:-

1.    The Development Control Plan 2010 be finalised to incorporate amendments as follows:-

(i)      To update Part I – Child Care Centres to limit the maximum number of places at any one child care centre in a residential zone to 60;

(ii)     To update Part R – Traffic, Transport & Parking to:-

a.   Accord with SEPP 65 parking rates for transit-oriented developments;

b.   Remove distinctions between part-time and full-time employees in relation to child care centre parking, to refer only to "1 space per 2 employees";

c.   Require onsite removalist truck spaces for developments with greater than 100 units; and

d.   Specify requirements for car wash bays for residential developments with greater than 20 units.

(iii)    To include in the DCP Part B – General Controls:

a.  A 40-bed limit on the number of beds for a hospital development in the R2 Zone; and

b.  A minimum separation distance of 800m to another hospital.

2.    Council advertise the adoption of DCP Amendments in a local newspaper as soon as practical.