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Employment zones reform implementation

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Employment zones reform implementation

We are replacing the Business and Industrial zones in local environmental plans to introduce the new employment zones. Have your say on the how the new zones will be introduced into local environmental plans.

The department is inviting 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.

To have your say, you can:

1. Read the explanation of intended effect (EIE) which outlines the proposed translation approach.


To support community and stakeholders during this exhibition, we have built a web tool so that you can readily identify local changes and make specific submissions on the proposed translation and associated detail relevant to their local areas.

The web tool displays the proposed land use table for each council’s employment zone(s) alongside the land use table of Business and Industrial zones being replaced. This enables comparison and clarity around the extent of change. Feedback should be provided within this tool so that it is focused on the proposed changes.

3. View the new zones via the ePlanning spatial viewer

If you do not have a particular location, the zone translations can be viewed on the spatial viewer and searched by local government area or by free scrolling. This will enable you to toggle between the current and the proposed zone. If you would like to see the proposed land use tables for a local government area these can be found under the search by LGA tool.

Stakeholders are invited to make a submission on the extent of the zone translation, whether they believe it is suitable, and associated detail relevant to particular sites or localities. Comments on the new employment zones are not subject to this exhibition, as the employment zones were finalised and made in December 2021 following the May 2021 exhibition.

Please note all submissions will be taken into consideration.

For more guidance on using the web search tool and the ePlanning spatial viewer please refer to the Planning Portal User Guide.

For more information on the employment zones reform implementation, visit the department website.

Employment zones

ePlanning Spatial Viewer

View how the new zones will be applied for a particular local government area or specific address on the ePlanning Spatial viewer.

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Employment zones search by address

Have your say and provide comments on how local environmental plans are being amended.

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Employment zones search by LGA

The LGA search will display all proposed employment zones and their land use table(s) for a particular local environmental plan

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Need help?

Contact us via our email if you have any questions regarding the Employment zones exhibition [email protected]