Development and Construction
Resources for Developers
The Armidale Regional Council has developed Engineering Design Codes as a resource for developers. The Engineering Design Codes provide uniform development standards and clear guidelines for developers wishing to undertake work within the region.
Designs included in the Engineering Design Codes are road, driveways, pavement, structures and bridge, subsurface drainage, stormwater drainage, site regrading, erosion control sedimentation management, cycleway and pathway, bushfire protection, water supply and construction, and sewerage design and construction.
These guidelines for development infrastructure requirements can be accessed on the Armidale Regional Council website via the link below.
Armidale Regional Council Engineering Code
Telecommunications in new developments
If you are a developer or owner-builder, there are important Commonwealth telecommunications rules you need to comply with.
For more information visit www.infrastructure.gov.au/tind
Uralla Shire Development Control Plan
Council's Development Control Plan (DCP) provides detailed guidance to assist persons undertaking development in the Uralla Shire. The DCP supports the planning controls set out in the Uralla Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP).
The DCP was adopted by Council on 19 December 2011. This document was amended by Council resolution on 23 March 2021. Click on the link below to view or download the Development Control Plan.
Uralla Shire Council Development Control Plan(PDF, 5MB)
Uralla Shire Council Development Contributions Plans
Developer contributions, also known as local infrastructure contributions, are charged by Council when new development occurs. These contributions help fund infrastructure like parks, community facilities, local roads, footpaths, stormwater drainage and traffic management.
Council adopted its 7.11 and 7.12 Development Contributions Plans at its Ordinary meeting held 23 November 2021.
Uralla Shire Council Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan 2021 - Heavy Haulage(PDF, 358KB)
A section 7.11 contribution is charged where there is a demonstrated link between the development and the infrastructure to be funded. The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the determination and collection of developer contributions towards the maintenance, upgrade and construction of works in the Uralla Shire.
The Plan authorises the imposition of a condition on certain development consents and complying development certificates requiring the payment of a contribution pursuant to Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The contributions are intended to be levied upon developments that increase demand for Council facilities or assets. It ensures that development that increases demand contributes towards these works, including where traffic generating development increases demand for new or maintained roads.
Contributions will be sought where a nexus can be established between development demand and the need for additional or brought-forward development of Council facilities or assets (unless exemptions apply).
Uralla Shire Council Section 7.12 Development Contribution Plan 2021 - Fixed Levy(PDF, 563KB)
A section 7.12 levy is charged as a percentage of the estimated cost of the development. The primary purpose of the plan is:
- To authorise the imposition of a condition on certain development consents and complying development certificates requiring the payment of a contribution pursuant to Section 7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979,
- To assist the Council to provide the appropriate public facilities which are required to maintain and enhance amenity and service delivery within the area, and
- To publicly identify the purposes for which the levies are required.
Rocky and Uralla Creeks Flood Study
Council undertook the Rocky and Uralla Creeks Flood Study to provide flood information for establishment of a floodplain risk management plan for Uralla. The study area covers mainstream flooding from Rocky Creek and Uralla Creek and local overland flow flooding.
The Flood Study was adopted by Council in June 2014 following public exhibition. Click on the link below to view or download the Rocky and Uralla Creeks Flood Study.
Rocky and Uralla Creeks Flood Study - Final Report Adopted by Council 23 June 2014(PDF, 8MB)