The links on this page will guide to local councils and selected government agencies. The council links generally include DCP’s, engineering design and construction guidelines and specifications, and other useful council information. The government agency links will provide general information for Controlled Activities, Approvals, weather forecasts, and rainfall information.
Development Control Plan
DCP’s provide guidance to developers and are performance based documents providing objectives for development. DCP’s guide certain types of development or specific areas within a LGA. These guidelines are in addition to the legal provisions of a Local Environmental Plan (LEP) or State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP).
Engineering Requirements for Development
This specification sets out minimum standards and guidelines for the engineering works required for developments within Cessnock LGA.
Building, Development & Certification
A function of Council is regulating development within the Council area, in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and associated policies and directions from the New South Wales State Government