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Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan (Local Centres) 2012
Current version for 15 January 2020 to date (accessed 29 January 2020 at 19:24)
Land Use Table
Land Use Table
Note.
 A type of development referred to in the Land Use Table is a reference to that type of development only to the extent it is not regulated by an applicable State environmental planning policy. The following State environmental planning policies in particular may be relevant to development on land to which this Plan applies—
State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (including provision for secondary dwellings)
State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007—relating to infrastructure facilities such as those that comprise, or are for, air transport, correction, education, electricity generating works and solar energy systems, health services, ports, railways, roads, waste management and water supply systems
Zone R2   Low Density Residential
1   Objectives of zone
  To provide for the housing needs of the community within a low density residential environment.
  To enable other land uses that provide facilities or services to meet the day to day needs of residents.
  To provide housing that is compatible with the existing environmental and built character of Ku-ring-gai.
2   Permitted without consent
Home occupations
3   Permitted with consent
Bed and breakfast accommodation; Boarding houses; Building identification signs; Business identification signs; Centre-based child care facilities; Community facilities; Dwelling houses; Environmental protection works; Exhibition homes; Flood mitigation works; Group homes; Health consulting rooms; Home-based child care; Home businesses; Home industries; Hospitals; Neighbourhood shops; Oyster aquaculture; Places of public worship; Pond-based aquaculture; Recreation areas; Respite day care centres; Roads; Tank-based aquaculture
4   Prohibited
Any development not specified in item 2 or 3
Zone R3   Medium Density Residential
1   Objectives of zone
  To provide for the housing needs of the community within a medium density residential environment.
  To provide a variety of housing types within a medium density residential environment.
  To enable other land uses that provide facilities or services to meet the day to day needs of residents.
  To provide a transition between low density residential housing and higher density forms of development.
2   Permitted without consent
Home occupations
3   Permitted with consent
Attached dwellings; Bed and breakfast accommodation; Boarding houses; Building identification signs; Business identification signs; Centre-based child care facilities; Community facilities; Dwelling houses; Environmental protection works; Exhibition homes; Flood mitigation works; Group homes; Home-based child care; Home businesses; Home industries; Hostels; Multi dwelling housing; Neighbourhood shops; Oyster aquaculture; Places of public worship; Recreation areas; Respite day care centres; Roads; Seniors housing; Shop top housing; Tank-based aquaculture
4   Prohibited
Pond-based aquaculture; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 3
Zone R4   High Density Residential
1   Objectives of zone
  To provide for the housing needs of the community within a high density residential environment.
  To provide a variety of housing types within a high density residential environment.
  To enable other land uses that provide facilities or services to meet the day to day needs of residents.
  To provide for high density residential housing close to public transport, services and employment opportunities.
2   Permitted without consent
Home occupations
3   Permitted with consent
Attached dwellings; Bed and breakfast accommodation; Boarding houses; Building identification signs: Business identification signs; Centre-based child care facilities; Community facilities; Dwelling houses; Environmental protection works; Exhibition homes; Flood mitigation works; Home-based child care; Home businesses; Home industries; Hostels; Multi dwelling housing; Neighbourhood shops; Oyster aquaculture; Places of public worship; Recreation areas; Residential flat buildings; Respite day care centres; Roads; Seniors housing; Shop top housing
4   Prohibited
Pond-based aquaculture; Tank-based aquaculture; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 3
Zone B2   Local Centre
1   Objectives of zone
  To provide a range of retail, business, entertainment and community uses that serve the needs of people who live in, work in and visit the local area.
  To encourage employment opportunities in accessible locations.
  To maximise public transport patronage and encourage walking and cycling.
  To provide for residential housing close to public transport, services and employment opportunities.
  To encourage mixed use buildings that effectively integrate suitable business, office, residential, retail and other development.
2   Permitted without consent
Home occupations
3   Permitted with consent
Boarding houses; Centre-based child care facilities; Commercial premises; Community facilities; Educational establishments; Entertainment facilities; Function centres; Group homes (permanent); Hostels; Information and education facilities; Light industries; Medical centres; Oyster aquaculture; Passenger transport facilities; Recreation facilities (indoor); Registered clubs; Respite day care centres; Restricted premises; Roads; Seniors housing; Service stations; Shop top housing; Tank-based aquaculture; Tourist and visitor accommodation; Water reticulation systems; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 4
4   Prohibited
Agriculture; Air transport facilities; Airstrips; Animal boarding or training establishments; Biosolids treatment facilities; Boat building and repair facilities; Boat launching ramps; Boat sheds; Camping grounds; Caravan parks; Cemeteries; Charter and tourism boating facilities; Correctional centres; Crematoria; Depots; Eco-tourist facilities; Exhibition homes; Exhibition villages; Extractive industries; Farm buildings; Forestry; Freight transport facilities; Heavy industrial storage establishments; Helipads; Highway service centres; Industrial retail outlets; Industrial training facilities; Industries; Jetties; Marinas; Mooring pens; Moorings; Mortuaries; Open cut mining; Pond-based aquaculture Recreation facilities (major); Recreation facilities (outdoor); Research stations; Residential accommodation; Rural industries; Sewage treatment plants; Storage premises; Transport depots; Truck depots; Vehicle body repair workshops; Warehouse or distribution centres; Waste or resource management facilities; Water recreation structures; Water recycling facilities; Water supply systems; Wharf or boating facilities; Wholesale supplies
Zone B4   Mixed Use
1   Objectives of zone
  To provide a mixture of compatible land uses.
  To integrate suitable business, office, residential, retail and other development in accessible locations so as to maximise public transport patronage and encourage walking and cycling.
  To support the integrity and viability of adjoining local centres by providing for a range of “out of centre” retail uses such as specialised retail premises and compatible business activities.
2   Permitted without consent
Home occupations
3   Permitted with consent
Boarding houses; Centre-based child care facilities; Commercial premises; Community facilities; Educational establishments; Entertainment facilities; Function centres; Group homes (permanent); Hostels; Hotel or motel accommodation; Information and education facilities; Light industries; Medical centres; Oyster aquaculture; Passenger transport facilities; Recreation facilities (indoor); Registered clubs; Residential flat buildings; Respite day care centres; Restricted premises; Roads; Seniors housing; Shop top housing; Tank-based aquaculture; Water reticulation systems; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 4
4   Prohibited
Agriculture; Air transport facilities; Airstrips; Animal boarding or training establishments; Biosolids treatment facilities; Boat building and repair facilities; Boat launching ramps; Boat sheds; Camping grounds; Caravan parks; Cemeteries; Charter and tourism boating facilities; Correctional centres; Crematoria; Depots; Eco-tourist facilities; Exhibition homes; Exhibition villages; Extractive industries; Farm buildings; Forestry; Freight transport facilities; Heavy industrial storage establishments; Highway service centres; Industrial retail outlets; Industrial training facilities; Industries; Jetties; Marinas; Mooring pens; Moorings; Mortuaries; Open cut mining; Pond-based aquaculture Recreation facilities (major); Recreation facilities (outdoor); Research stations; Residential accommodation; Rural industries; Sewage treatment plants; Storage premises; Transport depots; Truck depots; Vehicle body repair workshops; Warehouse or distribution centres; Waste or resource management facilities; Water recreation structures; Water recycling facilities; Water supply systems; Wharf or boating facilities; Wholesale supplies
Zone B5   Business Development
1   Objectives of zone
  To enable a mix of business and warehouse uses, and specialised retail premises that require a large floor area, in locations that are close to, and that support the viability of, centres.
  To provide for specialty retailing and other compatible non-residential uses in locations with poor residential amenity.
2   Permitted without consent
Nil
3   Permitted with consent
Centre-based child care facilities; Commercial premises; Garden centres; Hardware and building supplies; Hotel or motel accommodation; Landscaping material supplies; Light industries; Oyster aquaculture; Passenger transport facilities; Respite day care centres; Roads; Specialised retail premises; Tank-based aquaculture; Warehouse or distribution centres; Water reticulation systems; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 4
4   Prohibited
Agriculture; Air transport facilities; Airstrips; Animal boarding or training establishments; Biosolids treatment facilities; Boat building and repair facilities; Boat launching ramps; Boat sheds; Camping grounds; Caravan parks; Cemeteries; Charter and tourism boating facilities; Correctional centres; Crematoria; Eco-tourist facilities; Exhibition homes; Exhibition villages; Extractive industries; Farm buildings; Forestry; Freight transport facilities; Heavy industrial storage establishments; Helipads; Highway service centres; Home-based child care; Home businesses; Home industries; Home occupations; Home occupations (sex services); Industrial training facilities; Industries; Jetties; Marinas; Mooring pens; Moorings; Mortuaries; Open cut mining; Pond-based aquaculture Recreation facilities (major); Recreation facilities (outdoor); Research stations; Residential accommodation; Rural industries; Sewage treatment plants; Storage premises; Timber yards; Tourist and visitor accommodation; Transport depots; Truck depots; Waste or resource management facilities; Water recreation structures; Water recycling facilities; Water supply systems; Wharf or boating facilities; Wholesale supplies
Zone SP1   Special Activities
1   Objectives of zone
  To provide for special land uses that are not provided for in other zones.
  To provide for sites with special natural characteristics that are not provided for in other zones.
  To facilitate development that is in keeping with the special characteristics of the site or its existing or intended special use, and that minimises any adverse impacts on surrounding land.
2   Permitted without consent
Nil
3   Permitted with consent
Aquaculture; The purpose shown on the Land Zoning Map, including any development that is ordinarily incidental or ancillary to development for that purpose
4   Prohibited
Any development not specified in item 2 or 3
Zone SP2   Infrastructure
1   Objectives of zone
  To provide for infrastructure and related uses.
  To prevent development that is not compatible with or that may detract from the provision of infrastructure.
2   Permitted without consent
Nil
3   Permitted with consent
Aquaculture; Environmental protection works; Flood mitigation works; Recreation areas; Roads; The purpose shown on the Land Zoning Map, including any development that is ordinarily incidental or ancillary to development for that purpose
4   Prohibited
Any development not specified in item 2 or 3
Zone RE1   Public Recreation
1   Objectives of zone
  To enable land to be used for public open space or recreational purposes.
  To provide a range of recreational settings and activities and compatible land uses.
  To protect and enhance the natural environment for recreational purposes.
  To protect, manage and restore areas of high ecological, scientific, cultural or aesthetic value.
2   Permitted without consent
Environmental facilities; Environmental protection works; Roads
3   Permitted with consent
Animal boarding or training establishments; Aquaculture; Bee keeping; Camping grounds; Car parks; Caravan parks; Centre-based child care facilities; Community facilities; Emergency services facilities; Flood mitigation works; Food and drink premises; Forestry; Information and education facilities; Kiosks; Markets; Plant nurseries; Recreation areas; Recreation facilities (indoor); Recreation facilities (major); Recreation facilities (outdoor); Registered clubs; Roadside stalls; Signage; Water recycling facilities; Water supply systems
4   Prohibited
Any development not specified in item 2 or 3
Zone E2   Environmental Conservation
1   Objectives of zone
  To protect, manage and restore areas of high ecological, scientific, cultural or aesthetic values.
  To prevent development that could destroy, damage or otherwise have an adverse effect on those values.
2   Permitted without consent
Environmental protection works
3   Permitted with consent
Environmental facilities; Flood mitigation works; Oyster aquaculture Roads; Water storage facilities
4   Prohibited
Business premises; Hotel or motel accommodation; Industries; Multi dwelling housing; Pond-based aquaculture; Recreation facilities (major); Residential flat buildings; Restricted premises; Retail premises; Seniors housing; Service stations; Tank-based aquaculture; Warehouse or distribution centres; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 3
Zone E4   Environmental Living
1   Objectives of zone
  To provide for low-impact residential development in areas with special ecological, scientific or aesthetic values.
  To ensure that residential development does not have an adverse effect on those values.
  To prevent further fragmentation of ecological communities, biodiversity corridors or other significant vegetation or habitat.
2   Permitted without consent
Home occupations
3   Permitted with consent
Bed and breakfast accommodation; Community facilities; Dwelling houses; Environmental facilities; Environmental protection works; Flood mitigation works; Group homes (permanent); Home-based child care; Home businesses; Home industries; Oyster aquaculture; Pond-based aquaculture; Recreation areas; Roads; Secondary dwellings; Tank-based aquaculture
4   Prohibited
Industries; Service stations; Warehouse or distribution centres; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 3