Employment Zones Reform Implementation

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NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is currently exhibiting the translation of existing Business (B) and Industrial (IN) zones into the new Employment zones.

This is part of the implementation stage of reform that replaces Business and Industrial zones with “Employment” zones within individual local environmental plans (LEPs) across NSW.

The Department has prepared amendments to the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009 (LEP). After the exhibition, the Department will work with Council to finalise implementation ahead of the new zones coming into force on 1 December 2022.


Read the exhibition document

To read about the proposed amendments please visit the Department's Planning Portal where you can find the:

We encourage you to have a look to see if there are any future impacts on your property and/or business.

You can also read our documents to help you understand the specific impacts to Wollongong:


How to share your feedback

You can share your feedback with the Department of Planning and Environment via their Planning Portal.

The Department has provided a web form tool to share detailed information about the changes, and allow you to give specific feedback against each separate change.

Feedback closes on Tuesday 12 July 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the department on 1300 420 596 or by email.

Council will also be making a submission. If you have questions about Council’s proposed response, you can:

  • Call Council on 02 4227 7111
  • Visit Council’s Customer Service Centre, at Ground Floor Administration Building, 41 Burelli Street Wollongong, on weekdays between 9am and 5pm.


NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is currently exhibiting the translation of existing Business (B) and Industrial (IN) zones into the new Employment zones.

This is part of the implementation stage of reform that replaces Business and Industrial zones with “Employment” zones within individual local environmental plans (LEPs) across NSW.

The Department has prepared amendments to the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009 (LEP). After the exhibition, the Department will work with Council to finalise implementation ahead of the new zones coming into force on 1 December 2022.


Read the exhibition document

To read about the proposed amendments please visit the Department's Planning Portal where you can find the:

We encourage you to have a look to see if there are any future impacts on your property and/or business.

You can also read our documents to help you understand the specific impacts to Wollongong:


How to share your feedback

You can share your feedback with the Department of Planning and Environment via their Planning Portal.

The Department has provided a web form tool to share detailed information about the changes, and allow you to give specific feedback against each separate change.

Feedback closes on Tuesday 12 July 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the department on 1300 420 596 or by email.

Council will also be making a submission. If you have questions about Council’s proposed response, you can:

  • Call Council on 02 4227 7111
  • Visit Council’s Customer Service Centre, at Ground Floor Administration Building, 41 Burelli Street Wollongong, on weekdays between 9am and 5pm.


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