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 further information please see Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021 (nsw.gov.au)
Find out about land use, zoning and development controls in Kempsey Shire.
Browse or search for detailed information on development in Kempsey Shire.
Read Council’s development contributions plans to find out about the administration of developer contributions.
Council’s land use policies, master plans and strategies provide a broad direction for the sustainable growth and development of Kempsey Shire.
Information on regionally significant development proposals and the role of the Northern Regional Planning Panel.
View Council’s register of variations to development standards.
Information about Kempsey Shire’s heritage-listed items and heritage conservation areas.