The Hills Development Control Plan
A Development Control Plan (DCP) is prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and is used by applicants and Council to guide the preparation and assessment of development applications.
Council’s adopted The Hills Development Control Plan 2012 (DCP 2012) applies to the Shire. However it only applies to the North Kellyville and Box Hill Growth Centres where specifically identified in the DCPs for those areas. Links to the North Kellyville and Box Hill SEPPs & DCPs are also available from our Growth Centres page.
For further information on the DCPs please contact Council’s Duty Town Planner or Duty Building Surveyor on 9843 0555.
Information on Exempt & Complying Development Codes
State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) specifies exempt and complying development under that Policy. For further information on the General Housing Code visit the NSW Planning Portal which also includes more on key planning legislation and policy.
For more information on the Codes SEPP please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Department of Planning Environment's Information Centre on 13 77 88.
Part A – Introduction
Part A is the most important Part of The Hills DCP and must be read in conjunction with any individual Section of the DCP. It contains information such as definitions, notification and advertising requirements, development application process and explanation of submission requirements.
Part A Introduction(PDF, 827KB)
Part B – Land Use / Zones
Part B contains Sections relating to particular land uses or zones including residential (dual occupancy, multi dwelling housing, residential flat buildings), rural (including extractive industries), business (including Norwest Business Park and child care centres) and industrial (including sex service premises).
Part B Section 1 - Rural(PDF, 3MB)
Part B Section 2 - Residential(PDF, 7MB)
Residential Map Sheets
Part B Section 3 - Dual Occupancy(PDF, 1MB)
Part B Section 4 - Multi Dwelling Housing(PDF, 1MB)
Part B Section 5 - Residential Flat Building(PDF, 2MB)
Part B Section 6 - Business(PDF, 9MB)
Part B Section 7 - Industrial(PDF, 5MB)
Part B Section 8 - Shop Top Housing and Mixed Use Development(PDF, 589KB)
Part C – General Development
Part C contains Sections relating to parking, signage, landscaping, heritage and telecommunications that may apply to many forms of development.
Part C Section 1 - Parking(PDF, 3MB)
Part C Section 2 - Signage(PDF, 1MB)
Part C Section 3 - Landscaping(PDF, 2MB)
Part C Section 4 - Heritage(PDF, 1MB)
Part C Section 5 - Telecommunication Facilities(PDF, 762KB)
Part C Section 6 - Flood Controlled Land(PDF, 710KB)
Part D – Site Specific
Part D contains Sections relating to specific sites or areas including Balmoral Road Release Area, Kellyville / Rouse Hill Release Area and various target sites.
Part D Section 1 - 27 - 33 North Rocks Road North Rocks(PDF, 3MB)
Part D Section 2 - Pennant Street Target Site Castle Hill(PDF, 2MB)
Part D Section 3 - 257 Windsor Road and Russell Street Baulkham Hills(PDF, 2MB)
Part D Section 4 - Target Site Pennant Hills Road Carlingford(PDF, 3MB)
Part D Section 5 - Kellyville Rouse Hill Release Area(PDF, 7MB)
Kellyville Rouse Hill Maps
Part D Section 6 - Rouse Hill Regional Centre(PDF, 6MB)
Part D Section 7 - Balmoral Road Release Area(PDF, 4MB)
Balmoral Road Release Area DCP Map(PDF, 3MB)
Part D Section 8 - Norwest Town Centre Residential Development(PDF, 3MB)
Part D Section 9 - 19 - 21 Windsor Road Northmead(PDF, 2MB)
Part D Section 10 - Baulkham Hills Town Centre(PDF, 3MB)
Part D Section 11 - Terminus Street Precinct(PDF, 3MB)
Part D Section 12 - Carlingford Precinct(PDF, 7MB)
Part D Section 13 - 354 - 368 Old Northern Road Castle Hill(PDF, 3MB)
Part D Section 14 - Target Site Cnr Windsor Rd Seven Hills Rd Baulkham Hills(PDF, 9MB)
Part D Section 15 Crane Road Precinct(PDF, 2MB)
Part D Section 16 - 301 Samantha Riley Drive Kellyville(PDF, 1MB)
Part D Section 17 -Box Hill North(PDF, 2MB)
Part D Section 19 - Showground Precinct(PDF, 8MB)
Appendix A – Waste Management Plan(PDF, 608KB)
Appendix B – Water Sensitive Urban Design(PDF, 633KB)
The Hills Shire Council Local Approvals Policy(PDF, 855KB)
Baulkham Hills Village Character Analysis Urban Design Guidelines(PDF, 13MB)
Designing Safer Communities - Safer by Design Guidelines(PDF, 335KB)
Baulkham Hills Multi-Unit Housing - Urban Design Guidelines(PDF, 38MB)
Baulkham Hills Town Centre Public Domain Plan(PDF, 6MB)
Carlingford Precinct Public Domain Plan(PDF, 9MB)
Approved Box Hill North Masterplan Controls(PDF, 2MB)
Public Domain Plan - Showground Precinct(PDF, 17MB)
Purchasing the DCP
If you cannot visit Council to obtain a copy and/or do not wish to download the documents above, copies of the entire DCP or individual sections can be ordered by completing the following form (please consult Council's Schedule of Fees & Charges for pricing information).
Note: Part A - Introduction is included in the price of each section. Please note that some sections of the DCP include maps which can be viewed separately here or purchased in full size from Council.
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