Undergrounding of Overhead Cables

Exhibition of Draft Amendment to North Sydney Development Control Plan 2013 – Undergrounding of Overhead Cables 

At its meeting on 20 March 2017, North Sydney Council resolved to endorse the draft Undergrounding Master Plan, and place a draft amendment to North Sydney Development Control Plan 2013 (NSDCP 2013) on public exhibition.


The purpose of the draft amendment is to facilitate better outcomes concerning the undergrounding of overhead cables, which include power cables and other utilities, within specific areas within the North Sydney Local Government Area. These areas are identified in the Undergrounding Master Plan.

It is proposed to achieve this purpose by amending Section 2.4.10 and 2.7.1 to Part B of NSDCP 2013 to:

  • Include reference to Council’s Undergrounding Master Plan;

  • Introduce ancillary amendments to support the Undergrounding Master Plan;

  • Make provision for undergrounding of overhead infrastructure in association with significant new development within areas identified in the Undergrounding Master Plan. 

The draft DCP amendment and draft Undergrounding Master Plan will be on public exhibition from Thursday 18 May 2017 to Wednesday 7 June 2017. The exhibition material comprises the following:


Hard copies of the exhibition material may be viewed as follows:


Submissions & Closing Date 

Written submissions are invited.

To make a submission email council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Write a letter and mail it to

Acting General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
North Sydney NSW 2059

or fax 9936 8177.

Submissions will be received up until 5pm Wednesday 7 June 2017.

If you would like to discuss the draft amendments to NSDCP 2013 please contact Karl Stade of Council’s Strategic Planning Department on 9936 8100.