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The Bangalow Development Controls Review and Urban Design Principles for ‘The Triangle’


Consultation has now finished. Feedback was considered by Council at 4 November Council Meeting where the amended Chapters were adopted. View the 4 November feedback report

The amended DCP chapters are effective from 25 November 2021 and can be viewed on our DCP 2014 webpage.

One of the priority actions from the Bangalow Village Plan was to update the Bangalow Development Control Plan (DCP) Chapter E2 Bangalow. Since 2020. We have been talking to the community and landowners to develop proposed changes to the E2 Bangalow chapter.

As we worked through this process, it became apparent that we needed to amend the C1 Non-indigenous Heritage Chapter of the Development Control Plan 2014.

This is because so much of the central area of Bangalow, including the area known as the ‘triangle’ (the area between the main street and the A&I Hall), is in a heritage conservation area. It is therefore governed by the C1 Non-indigenous Heritage chapter as well as Chapter E2 Bangalow.

Summary of what is proposed

  • Changes to the chapter structure of chapter E2 Bangalow.
  • New urban design principles for the triangle.
  • Separate controls for Station Street and Byron Street to preserve their distinct characters.
  • Updates to the character narrative maps to make them clearer.
  • Requirements to keep the village centre pedestrian friendly.
  • Active street frontage requirements – including a focus on commercial uses in the village centre- to ensure a lively village centre.


Aerial view of the Bangalow Triangle, the area between the main street and the A&I HallAerial view of the Bangalow Triangle, the area between the main street and the A&I Hall




The Bangalow Development Controls Review and Urban Design Principles for ‘The Triangle’


Consultation has now finished. Feedback was considered by Council at 4 November Council Meeting where the amended Chapters were adopted. View the 4 November feedback report

The amended DCP chapters are effective from 25 November 2021 and can be viewed on our DCP 2014 webpage.

One of the priority actions from the Bangalow Village Plan was to update the Bangalow Development Control Plan (DCP) Chapter E2 Bangalow. Since 2020. We have been talking to the community and landowners to develop proposed changes to the E2 Bangalow chapter.

As we worked through this process, it became apparent that we needed to amend the C1 Non-indigenous Heritage Chapter of the Development Control Plan 2014.

This is because so much of the central area of Bangalow, including the area known as the ‘triangle’ (the area between the main street and the A&I Hall), is in a heritage conservation area. It is therefore governed by the C1 Non-indigenous Heritage chapter as well as Chapter E2 Bangalow.

Summary of what is proposed

  • Changes to the chapter structure of chapter E2 Bangalow.
  • New urban design principles for the triangle.
  • Separate controls for Station Street and Byron Street to preserve their distinct characters.
  • Updates to the character narrative maps to make them clearer.
  • Requirements to keep the village centre pedestrian friendly.
  • Active street frontage requirements – including a focus on commercial uses in the village centre- to ensure a lively village centre.


Aerial view of the Bangalow Triangle, the area between the main street and the A&I HallAerial view of the Bangalow Triangle, the area between the main street and the A&I Hall




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