If your property is identified as a ‘Deferred Matter’ from LEP 2015, then development on that land will continue to be controlled and guided by the relevant Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP) that applied to the land prior to the implementation of LEP 2015.

The Better Living DCP is the companion document to LEP 1991 and LEP 2005. It provides practical information aimed at encouraging development that retains and enhances the remarkable character of the Blue Mountains. It is part of a suite of documents that form a blue print towards a more sustainable future. It contains all the relevant issues, design principles, performance criteria and standards for development.

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Better Living button A A history on the Blue Mountains and a guide to DCP and its use.
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Better Living button B How to analyse a site in preparation for a development proposal.
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Better Living button C Information on the general principles and performance objectives, including site management, bushfire, accessibility, etc.
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Better Living button D Development controls for various types of development associated with LEP 2005.
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Better Living button E Development controls for various types of development associated with LEP 1991.
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Better Living button F1 Definitions used in the DCP.
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Better Living button F2 List of noxious and environmental weeds.
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Better Living button J Specific controls for Lawson Town Centre precinct.
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Better Living button K Specific controls for Advertising and Signage for Katoomba Eastern Town Approach.
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Better Living button L Notification process for development.
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