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The State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009 establishes planning and development standards for the Western Sydney Employment Area.


A Development Control Plan (DCP) helps guide certain types of development and achieve specific outcomes for certain areas.


They ensure development in an area follows certain design guidelines, considers the areas local character, protects the environment and preserve areas that have a heritage or cultural value.


DCPs are also used to establish a master plan for an area.


Before development consent is issued, land for a precinct in the Western Sydney Employment Area must have a DCP in place that contributes to a master plan for the area.

Existing Development Control Plans

The following DCPs are applicable to the Western Sydney Employment Area. Other development control plans may apply under the relevant local government area.


Land in Fairfield (327-335 Burley Road, Horsley Park) has a current development control plan to establish site specific planning controls for the site to promote high quality design outcomes.

Oakdale East Estate

The DCP was finalised in September 2019. This DCP is for the southern portion of the Oakdale East Estate at 224-398 Burley Rd, Horsley Park. The DCP will enable development on the site including a masonry plant and warehousing and distribution facilities. The final DCP can be viewed on the Planning Portal.


The DCP was required under Clause 18 of the Western Sydney Employment Area SEPP and was drafted in consultation with Fairfield Council and other state government agencies. The draft DCP was on exhibition from 25 January 2019 to 28 February 2019.

Exhibited Development Control Plans

Draft Ropes Creek draft Development Control Plan on exhibition

A draft development control plan (DCP) for the Ropes Creek area has been exhibited.


The draft DCP has been developed in close consultation with Blacktown City Council and is supported by a series of technical studies which address key considerations for the planning of the site.


View the draft DCP and submissions at the Department's Plans Policies website. We are responding to all submissions received before preparing a finalisation report for the DCP to be adopted.


Draft Mamre Road Development Control Plan

The draft Mamre Road Development Control Plan (DCP) provides precinct-wide planning controls for future development in the Mamre Road Precinct. 


The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment prepared the draft Mamre Road Precinct Development Control Plan (DCP) 2020 in collaboration with Penrith City Council and other agencies, including Transport for NSW. 


The draft DCP was on public exhibition from 10 November to 17 December 2020. All feedback and submissions will be carefully considered during finalisation of the DCP. 


Page last updated: 30/04/2021