Helpful information and considerations for developers.
Capacity Constraints at the Picton Water Recycling Plant Impacting on New Development
Sydney Water has indicated that current capacity constraints are impacting their ability to allow new housing and growth connections. More information can be found in the Picton Water Recycling Fact Sheet and on the Sydney Water website.
Engineering Design and Construction Specifications
Engineering Design Specification and Engineering Construction Specification for use with subdivision and other developments are available for download below.
A review of the Design Specifications 2016 has been undertaken by Council in order to incorporate the recently adopted Water Sensitive Urban Design Policy and Western Sydney Street Design guidelines. Other minor changes to the specification can be found in the amendment record at the front of each section. There are no proposed changes to the Construction Specification at this stage.
Standard Wording for Easements, Restrictions and Positive Covenants
Standard Wording for Easements, Restrictions and Positive Covenants is a guide provided to assist suitably qualified solicitors, conveyancers and registered surveyors in preparing a section 88B instrument for Subdivision Certificate applications pursuant to the provisions of the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW).
Telecommunications in New Developments Policy
In September 2020, Commonwealth legislation requiring developers to give new housing developments better access to modern telecommunications came into effect.
If you are a developer or owner-builder, there are important Commonwealth telecommunications rules you need to comply with.
Inspection for Bond Release Application
Inspection for Bond Release Application
ADAC - Work as Executed (WAE) Guidelines
Council requires As-Constructed information on new and upgraded infrastructure and assets to be submitted at the completion of the works. This information must include both Works-as-Executed Plans and an accompanying ADAC XML digital file.
BUSH FIRE PRONE LAND
WHAT IS BUSH FIRE PRONE LAND?
Bush Fire Prone Land (BFPL) is an area of land that has the potential to carry a bush fire and may be subject to bush fire attack. Bush Fire Prone Land identifies vegetation hazard within an LGA, this includes most vegetated areas and land that falls within the buffer distance of that vegetation and is recorded on a Bush Fire Prone Land Map that has been certified by the Commissioner NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS). The Map acts as a trigger for the consideration of bushfire protection measures for any development that may be proposed on a property.
CERTIFICATION OF WOLLONDILLY BUSH FIRE PRONE LAND MAP
Council has been notified that the NSW RFS Commissioner has certified a new Wollondilly Shire Council Bush Fire Prone Land Map on the 30th May 2023, in accordance with the Rural Fires Act 1997 and in line with the latest legislation. This will replace the previous Bush Fire Prone Land Map for Wollondilly.
Your property may now be identified on the map as being Bush Fire Prone Land, even if it may not have been previously.
The revised map is not yet available to the general public, and we have been advised that the new certified data may take up to 6 weeks to appear on the Bush Fire Prone Land tool on the NSW RFS website and the Department of Planning’s Planning ePortal. Therefore there will be a period of time when there is a transition between the previous map and the new certified map.
The release of Planning certificates are also currently ON HOLD.
Council will be updating our website and socials to advise the local community of the changes and providing links once the RFS website and Planning ePortal are updated. As the updates to the public websites are the function of other authorities, Council are not informed when this update occurs.
MORE INFORMATION ON BUSH FIRE PRONE LAND
The NSW RFS provides information on bush fire protection, assessment and the legal framework that governs the planning process for proposed developments on bush fire prone land in NSW.
The following link to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) website provides helpful information on how to plan and prepare when building in a bush fire prone area, and is relevant to home owners, developers, planners, councils and other government organisations.
A Fact Sheet prepared by the NSW Rural Fire Service containing more detailed information is also available.
BUSH FIRE PRONE LAND MAPPING TOOL
The bush fire prone land online mapping tool has been created using NSW Local Council’s bush fire prone maps and is designed to identify if your property is designated as bush fire prone. The Tool is provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and will show you whether you property is identified as being Bush Fire Prone, which will trigger requirements for building on your property.
This tool currently shows the previous BFPL mapping data for Wollondilly local government area, and we have been advised that it will be updated within the next 2-6 weeks.
MAPPING ON THE NSW PLANNING PORTAL
Alternatively, the NSW Planning Portal is an online environment where community, industry and government can work together to better understand and meet their obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. It hosts a range of digital planning services, mapping tools and reporting tools to assist everyone involved in a proposed development. The ePortal includes a Spatial Viewer (map) which, once updated, will also include the revised Bush Fire Prone Land mapping.
PLANNING FOR BUSH FIRE PROTECTION
If your property is identified as either partially or wholly Bush Fire Prone, the RFS website provides an interactive questionnaire which is designed to help you navigate the information contained within Planning for Bush Fire Protection (PBP) and how it effects you. All developments on land that is designated as bush fire prone has a legal obligation to consider bush fire and meet the requirements of Planning for Bush Fire Protection and AS3959.
Whether you are planning to build a new house, start a renovation or simply have questions about how to better prepare you property, the questions will help you find what you need to know.
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