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Planning Controls and Policies

This section contains information relating to planning rules, regulations, codes and policies within Rockdale City Council.

Planning Framework
The planning system in NSW has developed under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and associated Regulations.

Current Planning Rules
Planning rules set directions and requirements for land use within the City

Development Contributions
Council has a number of contributions plans that allow it to levy contributions from future developments in the City of Rockdale towards the costs of providing the additional public facilities and services required to meet the needs of those developments.

Voluntary Planning Agreements
The use of voluntary planning agreements is authorised and regulated by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and establishes additional means by which public amenities and facilities can be provided by developers at no cost to the community.

Historic Planning Rules
Historic planning documents that have helped to shape the City.

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