2.14 Waste Management


This section outlines the requirements for the management of waste from new developments. This section of the DCP is to be read in conjunction with Council’s Waste Management Guidelines, where more detail will be provided for different development types.  For further information on Waste Management Plans (WMPs), waste management technical requirements and traffic requirements for all development refer to Council’s Waste Management Guideline. 


  1. Ensure that an appropriate waste service is provided to all new development;
  2. Ensure waste collection vehicles have safe, reliable access to all collection points and can manoeuvre to all waste collection points during all stages of a development; and 
  3. Ensure provision of adequately designed and constructed storage and collection areas for all developments that allows for responsible storage and collection of all waste types that are generated at the development.


  1. A Waste Management Plan (WMP) must be submitted for all new development, including demolitions, construction and the ongoing (or change of) use. A WMP outlines the waste that will be generated and how the development proposes to manage the waste.

    For further information on WMPs refer to Council’s Waste Management Guidelines.   

Note: In addition to this section, other chapters provide additional controls for waste storage and waste collection.

Additional controls below provide guidance for specific development types.

Commercial Developments


  1. The WMP must show:
    1. The location of the designated waste and recycling storage room(s) or areas, sized to meet the waste and recycling needs of all tenants (refer to Council’s Waste Management Guideline);
    2. The location of temporary waste and recycling storage areas within each tenancy. These are to be of sufficient size to store a minimum of one day’s worth of waste;
    3. An identified collection point for the collection and emptying of waste bins;
    4. The path of travel for moving bins from the storage area to the identified collection point. There must be step-free access between the point at which bins are collected/emptied and the waste/recycling storage room(s) or area(s); and
    5. The on-site path of travel for collection vehicles (if collection is to occur on-site).

Mixed Use Developments (Residential/Non-Residential)


  1. Mixed Use development must incorporate separate and self-contained waste management systems for the residential component and the non-residential component.

Industrial Development


  1. There must be convenient access from each tenancy and/or larger waste producing area of the development to the waste/recycling storage room(s) or area(s). There must be step-free access between the waste storage and collection areas.
  2. Every development must include a designated general waste/recycling storage area or room(s), as well as designated storage areas for industrial waste. These must be designed in accordance with specific waste and environmental laws, protocols, workplace health and safety guidelines and technical design guidelines and standards.
  3. The waste/recycling storage room/areas must be able to accommodate storage bins that are of sufficient volume to contain waste generated from the site.
  4. Waste management storage rooms/areas must be suitably enclosed, covered and maintained to prevent ingress of rainwater and stormwater into the stormwater system.
  5. Production, storage and disposal of liquid or hazardous waste (such as contaminated or hazardous material or products) must be designed according to the appropriate NSW EPA, SafeWork NSW and other technical standards.
  6. Appropriate vehicle access must be made for the collection of each waste type, designed to Australian Standard AS 2890.2

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