Draft ‘Harmonisation’ Parramatta Development Control Plan

Council exhibited the Draft ‘Harmonisation’ Parramatta Development Control Plan from 13 March to 5pm on Monday 1 May 2023. Submissions have now closed.

The City of Parramatta Council exhibited the Draft ‘Harmonisation’ Parramatta Development Control Plan (Draft DCP) and invited the community to provide feedback on the Draft DCP from 13 March 2023 to 1 May 2023.

The Draft DCP was endorsed to go on public exhibition by Council on 28 November 2022 and is the final component of the LandUse Planning Harmonisation Framework.

The Draft DCP consolidates, or ‘harmonises’, the following DCPs that continued to apply across the City of Parramatta following the Council boundary changes in May 2016:

  • Parramatta DCP 2011
  • Auburn DCP 2010
  • The Hills DCP 2012
  • Holroyd DCP 2013
  • Hornsby DCP 2013

The purpose of the Draft DCP is to consolidate existing policy from these five former Council DCPs and deliver one set of planning objectives and controls for development in the LGA.

The Draft DCP includes controls that address built form, urban design, environmental management, traffic and transport, heritage, and other planning matters.

Some specific policy areas which extend beyond the project scope have been introduced or refined to meet current industry benchmarks and state-level policy changes. These changes ensure that the Draft DCP controls are robust, sophisticated, and fit for purpose for the Parramatta LGA.

Council is also exhibited administrative ‘non-policy’ changes to the stand-alone DCPs for Wentworth Point and Homebush Bay West which did not form part of the Draft DCP. Following the public exhibition, the stand-alone DCPs will then be forwarded to the DPE to finalise the proposed changes.

To find out more about the Draft DCP and how it was prepared, please view the Community Summary (also available in Korean, Simplified Chinese,Hindi and Arabic) and other exhibition materials.

Public exhibition now closed

The Draft Parramatta DCP was on exhibition from Monday 13 March 2023 until 5pm on Monday 1 May 2023. The public exhibition materials were made available for viewing in the 'Exhibition materials' section of this page.

  • Hard copies of the Draft Parramatta DCP and supporting information were also available to view at:
    • Council’s Customer Contact Centre located at PHIVE, 5 Parramatta Square (open till 8pm Monday – Thursday; 5pm Friday – Sunday and closed on Public Holidays). Hard copies will also be available at all other City of Parramatta Council libraries, for locations and opening hours please see here
  • Written submissions on the Draft Parramatta DCP were accepted via:
    • The online submission form on this project page
    • Email
    • Mail

Council officers are now reviewing all submissions and are in the process of preparing a report for Council. To stay updated on this project, please follow this page.