Whereas the Cowra Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) contains overarching or broad controls on the way land can be used in the Cowra Shire, Development Control Plans (DCP's) contain more detailed controls with regards to specific development types and locations.
DCP's are non statutory documents. This means that they are prepared by Council planners to meet the needs of the local community. If your proposal does not comply with a standard contained in a DCP, it may still be possible for Council to grant approval, but only where this can be justified appropriately.
The only DCP applying to land in the Cowra Local Government Area is the Cowra Shire Council Development Control Plan 2021.
The Cowra Shire Council Development Control Plan 2021 is made up of a number of different Parts which address different categories of development and planning issues. Copies of the relevant Parts can be downloaded below:
Part A - Plan Introduction(PDF, 2MB)
Part B - Land Management(PDF, 6MB)
Part C - Biodiversity Management(PDF, 2MB)
Part D - Subdivision Development(PDF, 1MB)
Part E - Urban and Village Development(PDF, 10MB)
Part F - Rural Development(PDF, 7MB)
Part G - Large Lot Development(PDF, 9MB)
Part H - Commercial Development(PDF, 3MB)
Part I - Industrial Development(PDF, 4MB)
Part J - Cowra Regional Airport(PDF, 4MB)
Part K - Land-use Buffers(PDF, 5MB)
Part L - Advertising and Signage(PDF, 2MB)
Part M - Parking, Access and Mobility(PDF, 3MB)
Part N - Landscaping(PDF, 1MB)
Part O - Environmental Hazard Management(PDF, 10MB)
Part P - CPTED principles(PDF, 1MB)