Employment zones

Employment zones commenced within Kiama Local Environmental Plan 2011 (Kiama LEP 2011) on 26 April 2023. 

From 26 April 2023, in a document (other than a state environmental planning policy) a reference to a former zone under an environmental planning instrument is taken to include a reference to a new zone under the environmental planning instrument. 

The following table provides the new zone for previously zoned Business and Industrial zoned land within Kiama LEP 2011:

Kiama Local Environmental Plan 2011

Previous Business and Industrial Zones

New Employment Zones

B1 Neighbourhood Centre

B2 Local Centre

E1 Local Centre

B7 Business Park

E3 Productivity Support
IN2 Light Industrial  

E4 General Industrial

IN4 Working Waterfront  

W4 Working Waterfront


NB: Document means an Act, statutory or other instrument, contract or agreement, and includes a document issued or made under or for the purposes of an Act or statutory or other instrument.

A new local centres provision has been introduced to provide additional considerations when assessing development in smaller E1 Local Centres which were previously zoned B1 Neighbourhood Centre.

The updated maps and LEP document for the Kiama LEP 2011 are available on the NSW Legislation website Kiama Local Environmental Plan 2011 - NSW Legislation.

The Department of Planning and Environment have also produced a Fact Sheet(PDF, 82KB)  outlining additional matters of interest.

The following legislation links provide full details of the published amendments:

State Environmental Planning Policy Amendment (Land Use Zones) (No 5) 2022 (2022-831) — published LW 16 December 2022 (Kiama Local Environmental Plan 2011 commences on page 63).

State Environmental Planning Policy Amendment (Land Use Zones) 2023 (2023-82) — published LW 24 February 2023 (Kiama amendment commences on page 13).