Major Planning Documents
When preparing to develop building projects in Orange, it is important to understand :
- State Environmental Planning Policy
- the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and
- Development Control Plans (DCPs) which apply to your area,
- your property or your type of development and
- check Council's requirements carefully to ensure that your proposal complies with these controls.
Once you are familiar with what applies to your land, including relevant zones, bushfire protection areas or water supply catchment areas, you can refer to the relevant LEP to firstly determine whether the proposal is permissible within the Zone and whether it meets the site coverage provisions.
The Development Control Plans examine issues associated with site analysis and design, and provides principles and performance criteria for site responsive design, context and design solutions for development.
The Council has a number of other DCPs, some providing guidelines for a type of development or activity, some applying to specific localities. There are links here to Orange City Council's current DCPs. In most instances, the DCP's title gives a reasonable indication of its purpose.
The Development Contribution Plans should also be considered.
The Economic Development Plan is designed to guide the Orange community to plan and grow an innovative, diverse and balanced economy while protecting the character of the City and the region.
It is recommended that the LEPs and DCPs be fully considered prior to preparation.