E Zones Mapping Planning Proposal 2

Planning Proposal 2 (PP2) applies environmental and non-environmental zones to approximately 600 properties. Public exhibition period for this Planning Proposal closed on 6 December 2019.  

This Planning Proposal will amend the LEP 2014 zoning maps and other maps, such as Floor Space Ratio, Lot Size, Height of Building, Drinking Water Catchment and Acid Sulfate Soils.  See below for an explanation of these maps. These map layers need to be considered for any future development on the land.

Where to next?

Public exhibition has now closed. All submissions received will be reviewed by staff, individually working with each landowner if any changes are required.

A submissions report will be presented to Council later this year to progress the planning proposal, to apply the agreed LEP 2014 zones.  When Council has considered the submissions and endorsed the final planning proposal, landowners whose land will be subject to an E zone will be notified in writing of Council's decision.

 View the Planning Proposal

What changes might apply to my property?

Zoning - Agreed Environmental (E2 Environmental Conservation & E3 Environmental Management) and / or other LEP 2014 zones. 

The map legend on the interactive mapping below can be expanded to show the colour that corresponds with each proposed zone by clicking the arrow symbol (>) to the right.  You can view objectives and permissible uses for E2 and E3 zones here(PDF, 35KB) and  for other LEP 2014 zones here

Other LEP 2014 Map Amendments - The following LEP 2014 map layers may also apply to included land. It may be that only a few of these proposed map layers will apply to a property.  In most cases, except as noted below, these layers are based on surrounding land within the same zone. 

  • Floor Space Ratio (FSR)

    defines how much floor area can be built on a property. FSR is the ratio of a building’s floor area to the size of land that the building sits on, and is calculated by dividing the total floor area of a building by the total land area of the property. Note: A 0.3 FSR has been applied to properties in the 'Lilli Pilli' residential area of Byron Bay, that was consistent with the draft LEP 2012 exhibition mapping, due to its unique environmental setting.

  • Lot Size
    describes the minimum subdivision lot size for individual pieces of land. When a lot is subdivided into one or more lots, each resultant lot area must be greater than or equal to the specified minimum subdivision lot size of the parent land parcel. 

  • Height of Buildings 
    defines the maximum permissible building height (in metres).

  • Drinking Water Catchment
    identifies the catchment area for drinking water within our Shire. Land indicated by the Drinking Water Catchment Map is subject to Clause 6.5 of the Byron LEP 2014
  • Acid Sulfate Soils
    shows land that is likely to be affected by acid sulfate soils. There are 5 risk classifications for land affected by acid sulfate soils, which will determine the level of management required for development that may disturb the acid sulfate soil.
  • Multiple Occupancy & Community Title
    shows all potential multiple occupancy and community title land within the Shire.

How do I use the Interactive Map?

(Hint: Mapping features can be viewed best using ‘Google Chrome’)

  • Search for your property by filling out the “Find address or place”  box
  • Navigate around the map using the zoom in (+), zoom out (-) and pan functions to view your entire property.

  • Turn mapping layers on and off using the Legend window (») located on the top left hand side of the map. Each legend layer can be expanded by clicking the arrow symbol (>) to the right.

  • Get information about your property by selecting the mapping layers and clicking on your property on the map.  The exact point clicked on your property will display a pop up box that allows you to view the different layers (at that point). Toggle through the pop up to display information using the horizontal triangles, noting that the information may differ depending on where you are clicking.   

  • You can view objectives and permissible uses for E2 and E3 zones here(PDF, 35KB) and  for other LEP 2014 zones here


View a summary of properties included in this planning proposal and supporting zoning information(PDF, 1MB), noting that the map shading isn't necessarily indicative of an environmental zone.  

More information about the E Zones review process.


Call our project support team on 6626 7126

How current is the aerial photography?

The aerial photography is sourced from a variety of online sources. The currency and resolution varies throughout the Byron Shire.

How accurate are Council’s property boundaries?

Council's property boundaries are not survey accurate and may be misaligned, especially in rural areas. This issue will be addressed as part of a future review and update of property boundaries in the Shire.