Dalmeny Land Release Area Development Control Plan (DCP)

Project: Preparing a Development Control Plan prior to development of the Dalmeny Land Release Area to ensure this is a quality development suitable for Dalmeny.

Timeframe: expected completion mid 2023.

Last updated: November 2022

Latest news: December 2022

We're preparing technical reports to inform the draft masterplan including traffic options, biodiversity values, bushfire risk, and stormwater analysis. We will ask for community feedback on a draft masterplan in early 2023, after the holiday period.


Dalmeny Land Release is identified in the Eurobodalla Local Environment Plan 2012 for low density residential development. A Development Control Plan (DCP) must be prepared for the whole of the Dalmeny Land Release Area before the land can be developed or subdivided for sale of individual residential lots.

A DCP instructs the landowner on how the land can be developed with respect to environmental factors and infrastructure requirements like water, sewer, roads and parks.

GroupGSA and Arnold Planning have been engaged to work with Council and the community to prepare a DCP and a masterplan for the Dalmeny Land Release Area. We will be asking the community for feedback on a draft masterplan in early 2023 before a draft DCP is on public exhibition.

Frequently asked questions

Read our answers to common questions about the Dalmeny Land Release Area DCP, including what is the process for preparing a DCP, what will the development look like, how will it impact the environment, will the development include affordble housing:

Community engagement

Community feedback will help us prepare a masterplan and Development Control Plan to guide which sections will be developed, what will be retained, building styles, materials, and more.

You can sign up for email updates if you would like to be kept updated through the development control plan process:

Feedback so far

We've invited community members to tell us how they'd like to see the Dalmeny Land Release Area developed. In December 2021 and January 2022 we hosted two workshops and a community walk, and asked community members to complete a survey.

The feedback we've received highlights the community’s interest in the type of development that would be occurring on the site. Particular interest has been shown in the density, lot size and community infrastructure that would be provided in the master plan. While there are always diverse views among communities, we have received a lot of consistent feedback too.

Early 2023: Masterplan concepts

  • We will use the community ideas and feedback provided in December 2021 to prepare a draft masterplan.
  • We will liaise with other agencies, Aborginal community representatives and other stakeholders to refine the draft masterplan.
  • We will share the draft masterplan with the community and ask for further feedback.

Mid 2023: Public exhibition of draft DCP

  • We will place the draft masterplan on public exhibition for further community feedback and invite you to read it and share your ideas once more.
  • Council will consider all submissions to the draft and make a decision about whether to adopt it.

Please note: As of 1 March 2022, the 45 existing State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) have been consolidated into 11 policies.

Any references on this page to any of the amended SEPPs outlined on the Department of Planning and Environment's website should be replaced with the new applicable consolidated policy.

More information

For more information about the Dalmeny Land Release Area, please contact Council's Coordinator Strategy and Place, Angie Radford on: