New planning controls commenced on 22 February 2014
The Jerberra Estate LEP (Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (Jerberra Estate) 2014) legally commenced on 22 February 2014. (The Estate has a stand-alone LEP for the time being but will be incorporated into the city-wide LEP at some stage in the future.) A site-specific chapter for Jerberra Estate is in the overall Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) that became effective on 22 October 2014.
Development applications can only be considered if the proposal meets the relevant planning requirements, including the minimum lot size and development area maps in the LEP, and the detailed controls contained in the DCP. Links to the Jerberra LEP and DCP are provided below.
Jerberra Estate Planning Controls certifed under cl. 34A of the Biodiversity Conservation (Savings & Transitional) Regulation (updated 26/4/2019)
In 2019 the State Government certified the Jerberra Estate planning controls as a 'relevant planning arrangement' under cl. 34A of the Biodiversity Conservation (Savings & Transitional) Regulation 2017. As a result, applications for development in the Estate that comply with the biodiversity conservation provisions in the Estate's LEP and DCP (Chapter N20) will be assessed under the legislation that applied prior to commencement of the Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016. Click here to see a copy of the certification and here to see a copy of a letter to landowners dated 29/4/19 explaining what this means. For further information, contact Council's Environmental Assessment Unit.
A report on the above matter was considered by Council on 4 June 2019. Council resolved to adopt a policy position for Jerberra Estate that requires appropriate covenants to be registered on property titles as part of the development approval process to ensure the BMA, BAC and OMA areas are managed for conservation into the future; and to commence to amend the Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 to update Chapter N20 (Jerberra Estate) and S1 (Verons Estate) because of the Clause 34A certification for each Estate. The next step will be to report the revised DCP Chapters to Council prior to exhibition.
Information for buyers and sellers (pdf - 0.3 mb)
Information for owners of E2 - Environmental Conservation land (pdf - 0.5 mb)
Forms of development that are not 'exempt' in Jerberra Estate (pdf - 0.2 mb)
Register of orders issued by Council to date (opens in separate window). Contact Council's Compliance Unit for enquiries.
Jerberra Estate Development Application Forms
Before you submit your application, it is recommended that you contact Council's Building and Compliance section prior to lodging your application to ensure your application contains all the necessary information and is consistent with the Estate's planning controls, thereby avoiding unnecessary processing delays.
Essential infrastructure - Design and construction
Essential infrastructure includes roads and perimeter fire trails, road drainage, electricity, and minimal street lighting. Properties will be self-reliant in respect of water and on-site effluent management in accordance with the DCP. Click here to open the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) updated in May 2015. Click here to open the 'Jerberra Estate Infrastructure' page. The Jerberra Estate infrastructure page also provides information on the special rates that commenced in 2015/2016 and will generally be in place for a period of 10 years, as approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
Information associated with the finalised Planning Proposal
Documentation associated with the Planning Proposal (rezoning) process can be accessed on the State Government's LEP Tracking System. Other background planning information is provided below.