Environment Protection Zones - E1 E2  E3  E4

Zone E1 National Parks and Nature Reserves

1 Objectives of zone

• To enable the management and appropriate use of land that is reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 or that is acquired under Part 11 of that Act.

• To enable uses authorised under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

• To identify land that is to be reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and to protect the environmental significance of that land.

2 Permitted without consent

Uses authorised under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

3 Permitted with consent

Nil

4 Prohibited

Any development not specified in item 2 or 3 

Zone E2 Environmental Conservation    (NB: existing use rights & replacement of dwellings still apply for previously legally approved construction/activity)

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.

• To retain and enhance the visual and scenic qualities of the Illawarra Escarpment.

• To maintain the quality of the water supply for Sydney and the Illawarra by protecting land forming part of the Sydney Catchment Authority’s hydrological catchment to enable the management and appropriate use of the land by the Sydney Catchment Authority.

2 Permitted without consent

Nil

3 Permitted with consent

Environmental facilities; Environment protection works; Extensive agriculture; Recreation areas

4 Prohibited

Business premises; Hotel or motel accommodation; Industries; Multidwelling housing; Recreation facilities (major); Residential flat buildings; Retail premises; Seniors housing; Service stations;

Warehouse or distribution centres; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 3

Zone E3 Environmental Management

1 Objectives of zone

• To protect, manage and restore areas with special ecological, scientific, cultural or aesthetic values.

• To provide for a limited range of development that does not have an adverse effect on those values.

2 Permitted without consent 

Home occupations

3 Permitted with consent

Animal boarding or training establishments; Bed and breakfast accommodation; Building identification signs; Business identification signs; Community facilities; Dwelling houses; Earthworks; Environmental facilities; Environmental protection works; Extensive agriculture; Farm buildings; Farm stay accommodation; Forestry; Recreation areas; Roads; Secondary dwellings

4 Prohibited

Industries; Multi dwelling housing; Residential flat buildings; Retail premises; Seniors housing; Service stations; 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.

2 Permitted without consent

Building identification signs; Home occupations

3 Permitted with consent

Bed and breakfast accommodation; Business identification signs; Community facilities; Dwelling houses; Earthworks; Environmental facilities; Environmental protection works; Recreation areas; Roads; Secondary dwellings

4 Prohibited

Industries; Service stations; Warehouse or distribution centres; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 3