The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) invited stakeholders from 31 May 2022 until 12 July 2022 to have their say on the proposed amendments to individual local environmental plans (LEPs) across NSW.
This is the implementation stage of a reform that replaces Business and Industrial zones with Employment zones within individual local environmental plans across NSW. Implementation follows the introduction the Employment zones within the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 in December 2021.
The DPE has worked closely with each council to ensure LEPs are amended, consistent with the intent of the reform, while also ensuring the land-use planning outcomes are locally appropriate. The DPE will be working with councils to finalise implementation ahead of the new zones coming into force on 1 December 2022.
To view the detail of the exhibition and make a submission please visit the department’s Planning Portal and Employment Zones Reform webpage for general information on the reform process.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning and Environment on1300 420 596 or by email at email@example.com
Employment zones commence within Mid-Western Regional Local Environmental Plan 2012 on 26 April 2023. From 26 April 2023, in a document (other than a state environmental planning policy) a reference to a former zone under an environmental planning instrument is taken to include a reference to a new zone under the environmental planning instrument.
To determine the new zone for previously zoned Business and Industrial zoned land please refer to the below:
Current Business and Industrial Zones
B1 Neighbourhood Centre
E1 Local Centre
B2 Local Centre
B3 Commercial Core
E2 Commercial Core
B5 Business Development
E3 Productivity Support
IN General Industrial
E4 General Industrial
IN2 Light Industrial
IN 3 Heavy Industrial
E5 Heavy Industrial
To view the detail of the employment zones reform please visit the Department of Planning and Environment, Employment Zones Reform.
If you have any questions about the reform process, please contact the Department of Planning and Environment on1300 420 596 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you enquiry is site specific please contact Council’s Duty Planner.