State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
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, anda 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.(b) to which a draft environmental planning instrument that complies with that section and has been the subject of community consultation also applies,(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