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

Find a Property (link is external)

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

Koala Habitat Mapping


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

Building Surveyors

Council's Building Surveyors are also available to answer any building related enquiries Monday to Friday 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