Wagga Wagga Planning Documents
Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010
The Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP) is the principal legal document for controlling development and guiding planning decisions made by Council to facilitate new development.
The LEP was published on 16 July 2010 and consists of a written document and comprehensive series of maps illustrating the controls applying to land in Wagga Wagga local government area.
Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 Key Documents:
Note: The land use matrix must be read in conjunction with the land use tables in the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010, as amended. Wagga Wagga City Council does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information in the matrix. Any person relying upon the matrix does so on the basis that Wagga Wagga City Council does not accept responsibility or liability for any errors, faults, defects or omissions within the matrix.
Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan Interactive Map
Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010
The development control plan is a non-legal document that supports the local environmental plan with more detailed planning and design guidelines.
For development where Wagga Wagga City Council is the consent authority, the following DCPs apply, available for download below:
Full Development Control Plan 2010
Due to the size of the document, the full Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 is not available for download from Council's website. If you require a full copy of the DCP, Council can provide you with one on disk free of charge. Please contact Council's Strategic Planning team on 1300 292 442.
Table of Contents
Glossary of Terms
The Deed of Agreement referred to in the Lloyd DCP can be found here.
Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2005
In accordance with section 1.6 of DCP 2010, the following provisions from the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2005 have been carried over and incorporated by reference into DCP 2010:
Wagga Wagga Spatial Plan 2013-2043
The Wagga Wagga Spatial Plan provides clear strategic indicators for development of Wagga Wagga over the next 30 years and beyond. It is the key strategic document for directing and managing urban growth and change in our city, our villages and our rural areas over the next 30 years.
The Plan documents the pressures for growth and identifies current and future opportunities for sustainable growth across the Local Government Area.
Spatial Plan Fact Sheets
The Spatial Plan 2008 and associated documents can be found below:
Other Policies and Strategies
Local Environmental Study
The Local Environmental Study (LES) was undertaken by Wilana Associates on behalf of Wagga Wagga City Council. The LES considered the suitability of residential development and made recommendations for future land use planning to support the preparation of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010.
Annexure 1 - Cartwrights Hill
Appendix A - Biodiversity
Appendix B - Stormwater
Appendix C - Traffic
Appendix D - Indigenous Archaeology
Appendix E - Sewerage
Appendix F - Acoustics
Appendix G - Odour
Appendix H - Bushfire
On 24 December 2010, the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, signed an Order issuing biodiversity certification for the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan. The biocertification remains effective for ten years.
The area of biodiversity certification includes all inner urban and Urban Release Areas, including the city centre and its suburban environs, the Lloyd Urban Release Area and the Urban Release Areas of Estella/Boorooma and Bomen to the north of the city centre.
From an environmental protection perspective, the effect of the biocertification is that it will provide exceptional conservation benefits for now and the future for all high conservation value vegetation and will connect that vegetation within a regional biodiversity corridor.
From a Planning and Development perspective, the effect will be to provide greater potential development certainty and cost and therefore processing time savings in the urban areas it covers. Biodiversity Certification removes the need for development applications within the identified areas to address biodiversity issues.
Biocertification does not apply on land to which the provisions of the Native Vegetation Act apply; in relation to Aboriginal heritage and; where Salinity and other Natural Resource management assessments are required.