On 22 October 2014, all of Shoalhaven's current DCPs and some planning policies were consolidated into a single DCP covering the Shoalhaven Local Government Area (LGA). Council mostly retained the controls and guidelines of the now redundant DCPs; however these were reformatted into a single, simplified document that is easier to read. Council has also used this opportunity to remove redundant controls and clarify the intent of previous DCPs. The SDCP 2014 includes:
- Introduction/General Information chapters.
- Generic Chapters that apply to the whole LGA.
- Area Specific chapters.
- Dictionary chapter.