Employment Lands LEP Update
On 26 April 2023, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment replaced the Business and Industrial zones in Local Environmental Plans across the state with new employment zones.
The changes are intended to simplify the planning system by reducing the number of employment related zones without removing any existing development rights. The new zones are intended to be more flexible and allow more options for landowners.
The new employment zone amendments to the Ryde LEP2014 may be viewed online at NSW Legislation.
A detailed explanation of the zone changes and may be found at NSW Department of Planning and Environment where the zone tables and zone mapping may be viewed.
A summary of how the old zones were translated to the new zones is provided in the table below:
Zone Translation Table
|Old Business and Industrial zone
|New Employment zone
|B1 Neighbourhood Centre
|E1 Local Centre
|B3 Commercial Core
|E2 Commercial Centre
|B4 Mixed Use
|MU1 Mixed Use
B5 Business Development
B6 Enterprise Corridor
B7 Business Park
E3 Productivity Support
|IN2 Light Industrial
|E4 General Industrial
|IN4 Working Waterfront
|W4 Working Waterfront
The new zones came into effect on 26 April 2023 and replaced the old zones.
For advice as to how best to make your development application, please contact Council’s Development Advisory Service.
Contacting Council’s Development Advisory Service prior to lodgement can greatly reduce the time it takes for an application to be approved and can assist you in discussion with other planning professionals you may need to help you with your application.
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