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Waste planning in development applications

Councils can require developers to submit site waste management plans with their development applications.

The Waste Not Development Control Plan (PDF 234KB) - known as the ‘Waste Not DCP’ – is a model chapter containing text that councils can include in their development control plans. The aim of the Waste Not DCP is to incorporate waste management into the development application phase.

Under the Waste Not DCP, development proponents are required to submit a site waste minimisation and management plan (SWMMP) with their development application. The SWMMP must include estimates of waste generation during demolition, construction and ongoing use of the site, as well as details on how these wastes will be sorted, stored and removed for recycling or disposal.

The Waste Not DCP incorporates current best practices and provides two ways of including waste management within a consolidated DCP.

More information

To obtain a copy of the document in Word format contact the EPA Waste and Resource Recovery Regional Delivery Team on (02) 9995 5000 or email wasteless.recyclemore@epa.nsw.gov.au

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Page last updated: 14 January 2015