New planning controls for Jerberra Estate commenced on 22 February 2014 (Updated 12 April 2018)
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)
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has 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.
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
The following customised development application forms have been prepared for Jerberra Estate to assist the development application process:
Generic information and forms including a pro forma Waste Minimisation Form and Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statement can be accessed via:
Before you submit your application, it is recommended that you contact Council's Building and Compliance section to arrange a pre-lodgement meeting. This will help you to ensure your application contains all the necessary information and is consistent with the Estate's planning controls, thereby avoiding unnecessary processing delays.
Note: Applications received after 25 February 2018 will be subject to the requirements of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Enquiries should be directed to Strategic Planning on (02) 4429 3320.
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 access on the Department of Planning and Infrastructure's LEP Tracking System. Other relevant information is provided below.
A valuation report was completed by Opteon (SENSW) Pty Ltd on 10 July 2013. Note: values for individual lots are not estimated where these do not have a dwelling entitlement. The valuation assessment has a number of assumptions and limitations. For example, it assumes the infrastructure has been provided and paid for. Click here to open the updated valuation report (PDF 1.4 mb). Click here to open a summary of the valuation report (PDF 318 kb). Independent valuation advice should be obtained by persons considering buying or selling.