Property Specific Planning Information
Property specific Planning information can be accessed by using the Department of Planning and Environment's 'Find A Property' application.
This application displays data held within the NSW Planning Database. This data includes Zoning, Bushfire Prone Land, Minimum Lot Size, State Environmental Planning Policies more data will be added over time.
To access 'Find a Property' click the link below
The Bellingen Shire Council Coastal Area Core Koala Habitat Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management
The Bellingen Shire Council Coastal Area Core Koala Habitat Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management (the CKPOM) forms part of the ‘’Bellingen Shire Council Coastal Area Koala Management Strategy – January 2017’’ (the Strategy). The Strategy was adopted by Bellingen Shire Council at its meeting of 16 December 2015. The Bellingen Shire Council Coastal Area Core Koala Habitat Koala Plan of Management, which is one component of the strategy, was conditionally approved on 17 November 2016 by the Director of the Department of Planning and Environment under the provisions of Clause 13 of State Environmental Plan No. 44 – Koala Habitat Protection. This takes effect from 14 December 2016, when council resolved to accept the terms of the conditional approval.
If you are preparing a development application to develop land with core koala habitat, the CKPOM in Chapter 2 of the Strategy confirms Councils requirements for addressing potential impacts on koalas, or their habitat, in your development application. Where a development application or consent from council is not required for a proposed activity on your land, the CKPOM does not apply.
The remaining parts of the Strategy incorporate management activities for Council, other tiers of government, and the community, that are designed to protect and manage koalas and their habitat in the shire. It is necessary to read the Strategy in conjunction with the CKPOM, however it is the CKPOM that contains the key regulatory elements to be observed as part of the Development Application process.
To download the adopted Strategy click here Adopted Strategy
For further information, please contact Land Use Services on 6655 7300.
Development Control Unit
If you need detailed planning advice for a development project, please arrange a meeting with Council's Development Control Unit and/or contact a Planning Consultant or in writing via a development enquiry.
For further information See DCU
Council's Building Surveyors are also available to answer any building related enquiries on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30 am to 10:30 am or by appointment outside these hours. They can assist you with:
- dwelling construction/ additions
- complying development certificates
- swimming pool construction
- ancillary structures such as sheds and carports
Making a DA Submission
If you wish to comment on, support or object to a DA, the Submissions Fact Sheet (PDF) (101.06 KB) can help you find out what you need to do to have your concerns considered by Council while the application is being assessed.
You can make a submissions by:
Mail: PO Box 117, Bellingen NSW 2454
Customer & Business Services
ph 02 6655 7300