E Zones Mapping Planning Proposal 2

Planning Proposal 2 (PP2) applies environmental and non-environmental zones to approximately 600 properties.

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 are we now?

After considering the public exhibition submissions report at its 21 May 2020 planning meeting, Council resolved for the planning proposal to be amended, in line with the landowner agreements, and sent for finalisation to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. If your land will be subject to an E zone, you would have been notified in writing of Council's decision.

The finalisation process can take several months before the LEP 2014 zones are applied, expected by the end of 2020.

What changes might apply to my property?


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

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Other LEP 2014 Map Amendments 

The following LEP 2014 map layers may also apply to your 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.

Summary of properties included in Planning Proposal 2

View a summary of properties included in this planning proposal and supporting zoning information(PDF, 1MB), as exhibited in 2019, noting that the proposed zones may have been amended following submissions made during the exhibition.  


More information about the E Zones review process or call our project support team on  02 6626 7126.