Following completion of the exhibition period for a Draft Development Control Plan (DCP), Council undertakes a review of any submissions that have been received in relation to the proposal and issues raised are taken into consideration in finalisation of the proposal. Council staff then prepare a report to a formal Council meeting.
The Council report for finalisation of a Draft DCP will generally explain the findings from the consultation process and make a recommendation on how to proceed in terms of the proposed DCP amendment. Council will either support the proposed recommendation or will decide not to support the recommendation.
Where the Council has resolved to support making of an amended DCP or has resolved not to make an amended DCP, it must give public notice of its decision in a local newspaper within 28 days after the decision is made. Such a public notice must include:
The name of the plan that is to be amended
the date the council resolved to make the plan and when the plan takes or took effect
Following a resolution to make an amended DCP, Council will update the DCP to include supported amendments. Once finalised, the amended DCP is published on the Council’s website.
Where fees are payable to progress the proposal to the next stage in the process, such fees will be identified in the invoice issued by Council. Fees payable are determined in accordance with Council’s adopted fees and charges schedule and must be paid prior to the proposal progressing further.