Zoning defines the legally permitted and prohibited uses of a piece of land, determining if a lot can be used for commercial, industrial, residential or agricultural purposes. In other words, it decides what can and cannot be built on a lot.
Zoning is guided by the provisions of the main planning law in NSW – the Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act). Zoning restrictions apply to both public and private land.
Zoning categories can be changed; however, it may be difficult to do so. Once a LEP has been adopted the only way that a property owner can seek an exemption to the requirements and limitations is to either:
In both cases, the amendment or application may be opposed by the Local Council on the grounds that permitting special exceptions for specific properties is inconsistent with the overall land use plan.
A type of development referred to in the Land Use Table is a reference to that type of development only to the extent it is not regulated by an applicable State environmental planning policy.
To encourage sustainable primary industry production by maintaining and enhancing the natural resource base.
To encourage diversity in primary industry enterprises and systems…
To provide for a range of land uses, services and facilities that are associated with a rural village. To promote and encourage development that will strengthen the economies of Junee…
To provide residential housing in a rural setting while preserving, and minimising impacts on, environmentally sensitive locations and scenic quality.
To provide a wide range of general industrial, warehouse and related land uses.
To encourage employment opportunities and to support the viability of centres..
To provide for infrastructure and related uses. To prevent development that is not compatible with or that may detract from the provision of infrastructure…
To enable land to be used for public open space or recreational purposes. To provide a range of recreational settings and activities and compatible land uses.
To enable land to be used for private open space or recreational purposes. To provide a range of recreational settings and activities and compatible land uses.
To enable the management and appropriate use of land that is reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 or that is acquired under…