Planning Proposals

As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone (E1, E2, E3 or E4) in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. As of 26 April 2023, a reference to a former Business zone (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7) or Industrial zone (IN1, IN2, IN4) in a document should be taken to be a reference to a new Employment zone E1, E2, E3, E4, MU1 or W4.

For further information please see Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021. To determine the new zone for land previously in Business and Industrial zones please refer to the published equivalent zones tables.

A Planning Proposal is the first step in preparing a Local Environmental Plan (LEP). It is a document that explains a request or intended effect of a proposed LEP and details the justification for making that plan.

Generally, the proposed LEP is intended to amend Council’s principal LEP, for example, the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014.

NSW LEP making guideline

Lodge a proposal

Rezoning guidelines and supporting material

Where to find pre-gateway proposals