Local environmental plans (LEPs) provide the framework for planning in the City.
Council have undertaken work to prepare a new consolidated local environmental plan covering the whole Council area. You can find out more about this work here.
This work was finalised by the Department of Planning and Environment on 2 March 2023, with the Parramatta Local Environmental Plan 2023 coming into effect on the same day. To view the plan, head to the NSW Legislation website.
State Government Zoning Reform
Employment Zones reform
The State Government’s Employment Zones Reform has resulted in further changes to the standard instrument. As of 26 April 2023, references to former Business (B) and Industrial (IN) zones have been replaced by new employment zones. City of Parramatta Council will be one of the first Council areas to implement the new zones upon commencement of the new LEP on 2 March 2023.
These new employment zones, as set out by the Parramatta LEP 2023, are summarised below:
|Parramatta LEP 2011||Parramatta LEP 2023|
|B1 Neighbourhood Centre
B2 Local Centre
|E1 Local Centre|
|B3 Commercial Core||E2 Commercial Centre|
|B5 Business Development
B6 Enterprise Corridor
B7 Business Park
|E3 Productivity Support|
|IN1 General Industrial
IN2 Light Industrial
|E4 General Industrial|
|IN3 Heavy Industrial||E5 Heavy Industrial|
|B4 Mixed Use||MU1 Mixed Use|
For further information, please visit Employment Zones Reform – (nsw.gov.au).
Environment Zones are now Conservation Zones
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. For a copy of the amendments, please see Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021 (nsw.gov.au).
For further information, please visit Environment Zones - (nsw.gov.au).
|Current name||New name|
|Zone E1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves||Zone C1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves|
|Zone E2 – Environmental Conservation||Zone C2 – Environmental Conservation|
|Zone E3 – Environmental Management||Zone C3 – Environmental Management|
|Zone E4 – Environmental Living||Zone C4 – Environmental Living|