Why is Council amending the Bathurst Regional Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014?

In 2002 Andrew Long and associates undertook an AMP for the National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) managed land in the Hill End Village. As a result, Clause 7.8 of the DCP was implemented to ensure new building works or subdivision consider and assess the likelihood of impact on archaeological remains.

The updated DCP Map 22 will now include the privately owned lands assessed in the recent AMP and these lands will then also be subject to the provisions of Clause 7.8 of the DCP.

Notwithstanding Clause 7.8 of the DCP , archaeological relics can not be wilfully disturbed or destroyed without the correct permits being obtained. Map 22 aims to highlight areas of archaeological significance as a tool for both landowners and Council.