Development Control Plans & Engineering Specifications and Drawings

A Development Control Plan (DCP) is a detailed guideline that illustrates the controls that apply to a particular type of development or in a particular area. Development Control Plans, prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, are used to help achieve the objectives of a Local Environmental Plan or Regional Environmental Plan by providing specific, comprehensive requirements for certain types of development or locations e.g. for urban design, and heritage precincts and properties.

As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For further information please see Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021 (

Current zone name   New zone name 
Zone E1 – National Parks and Nature Reserve Zone C1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves
  Zone E2 – Environmental Conservation  Zone C2 – Environmental Conservation
 Zone E3 – Environmental Management  Zone C3 – Environmental Management
 Zone E4 – Environmental Living  Zone C4 – Environmental Living


The former three Council DCPs are still current for the former three Shire areas, namely Bombala, Cooma Monaro and Snowy River. to view these plans along with the development engineering specifications follow the link here; Development Control Plans and Engineering Specifications