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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Current version for 8 February 2019 to date (accessed 25 April 2019 at 13:49)
Part 1 Division 1 Clause 1.6
1.6   Interpretation—references to land use zones
(1)  A reference in this Policy to a lot or to land in a named land use zone is a reference:
(a)  to land that, under an environmental planning instrument made as provided by section 3.20 (2) of the Act, is in a land use zone specified in the Standard Instrument, and
(b)  to land that, under an environmental planning instrument that is not made as provided by section 3.20 (2) of the Act, is in a land use zone in which equivalent land uses are permitted to those permitted in the named land use zone.
(1A)  Land identified as “Deferred matter” on the Land Application Map within the meaning of Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 is, for the purposes of this Policy, taken to be in Zone E3 Environmental Management.
(1B)  Despite subclause (1) (b), in relation to land:
(a)  to which an environmental planning instrument that is not made as provided by section 3.20 (2) of the Act applies, and
(b)  to which a draft environmental planning instrument that complies with that section and has been the subject of community consultation also applies,
a reference in this Policy to a lot or land in a named land use zone is a reference to a lot or land specified in such a zone in the last such draft environmental planning instrument that was the subject of such community consultation.
(1C)  In subclause (1B), community consultation means community consultation under clause 4 of Schedule 1 to the Act or public exhibition under section 66 of the Act (as continued on by clause 12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000).
(2)  In this clause:
equivalent land uses, in relation to land in a named land use zone, means uses equivalent to the permitted land uses shown opposite that named land use zone in the table to this clause.
(3)  If the Director-General, by order published in the Gazette, determines that a land use zone in a specified environmental planning instrument that is not made as provided by section 3.20 (2) of the Act is a land use zone in which equivalent land uses are permitted to those permitted in a named land use zone, that certification is conclusive for the purposes of this clause.
Named land use zone
Permitted land uses
RU1 Primary Production
Primary production, including agriculture and a diverse range of primary industry enterprises
RU2 Rural Landscape
Compatible rural land uses, including extensive agriculture
RU3 Forestry
Forestry land uses and other development compatible with forestry land uses
RU4 Rural Small Holdings
Compatible rural land uses, including extensive agriculture on small rural lots
RU5 Village
Dwelling houses, business and retail premises and associated uses and facilities in a rural village setting
RU6 Transition
Housing and other land uses that provide a transition between rural land uses and other land uses of varying intensities or environmental sensitivities
R1 General Residential
Residential accommodation of various types and densities and associated services and facilities
R2 Low Density Residential
Generally low density dwellings with associated services and facilities
R3 Medium Density Residential
Mix of medium density dwellings with associated services and facilities
R4 High Density Residential
High density dwellings including residential flat buildings with associated services and facilities
R5 Large Lot Residential
Dwelling houses on large residential lots in a rural setting
B1 Neighbourhood Centre
Small scale business and retail premises, community facilities and shop top housing in a neighbourhood centre
B2 Local Centre
Business and retail premises, entertainment and community facilities and shop top housing in a local centre
B3 Commercial Core
Large scale business, office and retail premises and community and entertainment facilities in a major centre
B4 Mixed Use
A variety of business, office and retail premises, community and entertainment facilities and associated uses
B5 Business Development
Large floor area business uses, including warehouse or distribution centres, and specialised retail premises in areas that are close to, and support the viability of, centres
B6 Enterprise Corridor
Business premises, office premises, retail premises and light industries, warehouse or distribution centres and associated facilities along a main road, residential uses only as part of a mixed use development
B7 Business Park
Office premises and light industries, that encourage employment opportunities, together with associated facilities and services
B8 Metropolitan Centre
Large scale business, office and retail premises, public administration buildings, community and entertainment facilities, education establishments, health services and tourism accommodation
IN1 General Industrial
Depots, freight transport facilities, industries, neighbourhood shops and warehouse or distribution centres in a general industrial setting
IN2 Light Industrial
Depots, light industries, neighbourhood shops and warehouse or distribution centres in a light industrial setting
IN3 Heavy Industrial
Depots, freight transport facilities and heavy industries, including hazardous and offensive industries and storage establishments in a heavy industrial setting
IN4 Working Waterfront
Waterfront industrial and maritime activities, including boat launching ramps, boat repair facilities, jetties and light industries
SP1 Special Activities
Special land uses and development ancillary to those uses that is appropriate for the special character of the area
SP2 Infrastructure
Infrastructure development and other uses ancillary to that purpose
SP3 Tourist
Tourist-orientated development and related uses
RE1 Public Recreation
Public recreational uses and open space appropriate for the natural environment
RE2 Private Recreation
Private recreational uses, open space and ancillary facilities appropriate for the natural environment
E1 National Parks and Nature Reserves
Authorised uses in national parks and nature reserves
E2 Environmental Conservation
Development that is suitable in areas of high ecological, scientific, cultural or aesthetic value that will not threaten or have an adverse effect on those values
E3 Environmental Management
Development, including low density housing, that is suitable in areas of high ecological, scientific, cultural or aesthetic value and that will not threaten or have an adverse effect on those values
E4 Environmental Living
Low-impact residential housing that is suitable for areas with special ecological, scientific or aesthetic values
W1 Natural Waterways
Development that is appropriate for the ecological and scenic value of natural waterways
W2 Recreational Waterways
Recreational development that is appropriate for the ecological, scenic and recreational value of recreational waterways
W3 Working Waterways
Maritime industrial development and associated facilities that are appropriate on working waterways