Planning controls at Calderwood
In January 2011 the NSW State Government declared an area of land at Calderwood to be a State Significant Site. As a result, this area is excluded from the Shellharbour Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013.
The planning controls for Calderwood can be found in the Calderwood Development Control Plan, which replaces our comprehensive Development Control Plan (DCP) for the project area.
Calderwood background information
The Calderwood Urban Development Project is a Part 3A Approved Development of approximately 700 hectares of rural lands to the north-west of Albion Park. The site spans both the Shellharbour (593 hectares) and Wollongong (107 hectares) Local Government Areas.
In 2010 the NSW State Government granted the Calderwood Urban Development Project Concept Plan for the development of approximately 4,800 residential dwellings, 50 hectares of mixed-use land, open space, environmental lands, internal roads, service infrastructure and community facilities. The plan also established general principles for local infrastructure requirements.
In March 2011, developer Lend Lease entered into a planning agreement with the Minister for Planning for the provision of state infrastructure contributions including state road infrastructure and land for both primary and high schools.
In 2013 the Land & Environment Court upheld an appeal by Lend Lease against the refusal of the Stage 1 Project Application, and development consent was granted for 231 residential lots, 9 residue lots and associated works. The court determined the Stage 1 local infrastructure contributions, which included a monetary contribution to both Shellharbour and Wollongong Council, on-site works and land dedications.
In September 2014 we entered into a planning agreement with Lend Lease. This planning agreement includes provision for all Shellharbour City Council local infrastructure contributions made necessary by the development including a monetary contribution toward both local and citywide infrastructure and the delivery of onsite infrastructure including a community centre, parks, sports fields and road upgrades.