The Broken Hill City Council has statutory obligations to meet in regards to building and development in the city. Building controls are necessary to ensure construction and safety standards are achieved.
The key focus is the assessment and determination of Development Applications, Construction Certificates, Building Certificates and Principal Certifying Authority for Building and Subdivision works. This section also undertakes compliance inspection for fire safety and places of public entertainment as well as offering a customer advisory service.
Town planning in NSW is guided by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Under this Act, both State and Local Government have roles and responsibilities to ensure that our built and natural environments are developed in appropriate and sustainable ways.
The Broken Hill Local Environmental Plan 2013 controls land use and development within the Local Government Area. An LEP allows Council and the community to guide development according to local values and characteristics in conjunction with State Policies and Regional Plans. However, the LEP does not normally provide detailed guidance with regard to specific development design and location. Development Control Plans (DCPs) provide this detail. Broken Hill City Council has a number of DCPs in place addressing topics such as heritage, outdoor advertising, residential development, commercial development, industrial development etc. These, and other documents, are available below.
Downloads - Broken Hill Local Environmental Plan 2013
Downloads - DCP and S7.12 Developer Contributions Plan