Lake Macquarie Local Environmental Plan

The Lake Macquarie Local Environmental Plan (LMLEP) 2014 establishes zones of land, such as environmental, rural, residential, business and industrial. Each zone specifies which developments are permitted with consent, permitted without consent, or prohibited. All land, privately-owned, leased or publicly owned, is subject to these controls. LMLEP also identifies other planning provisions, such as maximum building heights and minimum lot sizes.

LMLEP consists of a written document and a series of maps.

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. Please refer to below table.

For further information please see Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021(PDF, 245KB)

Previous name
Revised name (as of 1 December 2021)
Zone E1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves  Zone C1 – National Parks and Nature Reserves
 Zone E2 – Environmental Conservation  Zone C2 – Environmental Conservation
 Zone E3 – Environmental Management  Zone C3 – Environmental Management
 Zone E4 – Environmental Living  Zone C4 – Environmental Living