Local planning & zoning

A range of policies and resources can help you understand the types and scope of development that is possible in Kempsey Shire.

This page provides links to the local policies and guidelines that determine which rules apply to a proposed development.

For guidance on how these apply to your property, see Research a property and Planning guidelines and tools.

As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For more information, please see Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021 (nsw.gov.au).

Employment zones commence within Kempsey Local Environmental Plan 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.

To determine the new zone for previously zoned Business and Industrial zoned land please refer to the published Equivalent zone tables (nsw.gov.au)

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.