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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Current version for 15 February 2019 to date (accessed 21 April 2019 at 16:37)
3.42 Purpose and status of development control plans
(cf previous s 74BA)
(1) The principal purpose of a development control plan is to provide guidance on the following matters to the persons proposing to carry out development to which this Part applies and to the consent authority for any such development:(a) giving effect to the aims of any environmental planning instrument that applies to the development,(b) facilitating development that is permissible under any such instrument,(c) achieving the objectives of land zones under any such instrument.The provisions of a development control plan made for that purpose are not statutory requirements.(2) The other purpose of a development control plan is to make provisions of the kind referred to in section 3.43 (1) (b)–(e).(3) Subsection (1) does not affect any requirement under Division 4.5 in relation to complying development.