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Quick links to land zoning maps and land use descriptions as they apply to the Dubbo LGA 2015. 

Open a map to find out what a piece of land or area is zoned by clicking on the square that corresponds with the area you are searching for in this Dubbo LGA 2015 map. The City of Dubbo is covered by maps 007A, 007C, 008A and 008B. 

All maps are Dubbo Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2011 maps.

What can I do with my land?

This is a summary of the Standard Zones from NSW Planning. For more details, contact NSW Planning or Western Plains Regional Council.

RURAL ZONES 
Zone  Uses
RU1 Primary Production  Most kinds of commercial primary industry production,
including extensive agriculture, intensive
livestock and intensive plant agriculture,
aquaculture, forestry, mining and extractive
industries. 
RU2 Rural Landscape  Commercial primary production that is compatible with
ecological or scenic landscape qualities that
have been conserved; grazing and other forms of
extensive agriculture, or intensive plant
agriculture (such as ‘viticulture’). Not suitable for rural residential accommodation. 
RU3 Forestry   Long-term forestry use, such as
State forests. Private forestry may alternatively be zoned
RU1 Primary Production zone or RU2 Rural
Landscape. 
RU4 Primary Production Small Lots  Commercial primary industry production,
including emerging primary industries and
agricultural uses that operate on smaller rural
holdings.  
RU5 Village  A mix of residential, retail, business, industrial
and other uses to service the local rural community.  
RU6 Transition  This zone provides a transition between rural land uses (including
intensive agriculture, landfills, mining and
extractive industries) and other areas
supporting more intensive settlement or
environmental sensitivities. 
RESIDENTIAL ZONES 
Zone  Uses
R1 General Residential  Dwelling houses, multi-dwelling
housing, residential flat buildings, boarding
houses and seniors housing; facilities or
services to residents, including neighbourhood
shops, community facilities, child care
centres and respite day care centres. 
R2 Low Density Residential  Mainly detached dwelling houses, but dual occupancy
(attached or detached) or some multi-dwelling
housing may be permissible. 
R3 Medium Density Residential   A variety of medium density accommodation. Other residential
uses (including typically higher or lower density
uses) may also be permitted.  
R4 High Density Residential   Primarily high density housing (such as
residential flat buildings); lower density residential accommodation
such as multi-dwelling housing may also be permissible; and uses that provide
facilities or services to residents, including
neighbourhood shops, community facilities,
places of public worship, child care centres
and respite day care centres. 
R5 Large Lot Residential   Residential housing in a rural
setting, often adjacent to towns or metropolitan
areas. Lot sizes can be varied
within the zone depending on the servicing
availability and other factors such as
topography, native vegetation characteristics
and surrounding agricultural land uses.  
BUSINESS ZONES
Zones  Uses
B1 Neighbourhood Centre   Small-scale convenience retail
premises (neighbourhood shops), business
premises, medical centres and community
uses that serve the day-to-day needs of
residents in easy walking distance. ‘Shop top
housing' and other mixed use development may also be permissible. 
Not suitable for single neighbourhood shops, as these can
generally be permitted within the residential zones.  
B2 Local Centre   A range of commercial, civic, cultural and
residential uses that typically service a wider
catchment than a neighbourhood centre. Residential accommodation in
the form of shop top housing, and other uses
such as educational establishments,
entertainment facilities, function centres,
information and education facilities, office
premises, and tourist and visitor accommodation.
B3 Commercial Core   Large-scale retail, office, businesses, entertainment and
community uses intended to meet the needs of a wider region as well as
those of the local community. 
B4 Mixed Use  A wide range of land uses are encouraged,
including commercial, residential, tourist and
visitor and community uses.  
B5 Business Development  Business, warehouse and bulky goods retail uses that
require a large floor area, such as warehouses or
distribution centres, bulky goods premises,
hardware and building supplies, landscaping
material supplies and garden centres. 
B6 Enterprise Corridor  Business premises, hotel or motel
accommodation, light industries, hardware
and building supplies, garden centres and
warehouse or distribution centres.
B7 Business Park   Office and light industrial uses, including high technology
industries, and a range of ancillary facilities and services
to support the day-to-day needs of workers, such as child
care centres, respite day care centres and neighbourhood
shops.
INDUSTRIAL ZONES 
Zone  Uses
IN1 General Industrial  A wide range of industrial and
warehouse uses and includes general
industry, high technology industries,
industrial training facilities and depots.
IN2 Light Industrial  A range of light industry, warehouse or distribution
centres and depots. Vehicle trade and other
service industries may also be permissible. 
The types of uses need to be ‘light’ in nature,
meaning they will not cause nuisance or
adversely affect the surrounding amenity, 
for example by way of noise or
emissions. 
IN3 Heavy Industrial  Those uses which involve potential risk
to human health or the biophysical
environment. Other forms of industry might also be
permitted. 
IN4 Working Waterfront   Industrial and maritime uses that require waterfront
access. The zone could be applied to small
commercial fishing or other ports, as well as
other maritime industrial uses.  
SPECIAL PURPOSE ZONES 
Zone  Uses
SP1 Special Activities   Those with special characteristics that can't
be accommodated in other zones, such as large
complexes such as a major scientific research
facility or communications establishment,
or an international sporting facility.  
SP2 Infrastructure  Cemeteries, major sewage treatment plants,
hospitals, large campus universities/TAFEs,
major dams, power stations, landfill or waste
disposal sites, correctional centres, and
airports. Schools may also be permissible.  
SP3 Tourist   Tourist and visitor accommodation, function centres,
information and education facilities,
recreation facilities, food and drink premises
and other ancillary and compatible land uses.  
RECREATION ZONES   
Zone  Uses
RE1 Public Recreation  ‘recreation
facilities,’ ‘community facilities’ such as
lifesaving clubs, ‘environmental facilities,‘
‘environmental protection works’ and other
uses compatible with the primary use of the
land.  
RE2 Private Recreation   Racecourses, golf clubs, bowling
clubs, rifle ranges, speedways, tennis
complexes and other sporting or recreational
facilities which may be on significant parcels of
privately owned land, or on land leased from
councils or State authorities. The use of
facilities developed on this land may be open
to the general public or restricted e.g. to
registered members only. 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ZONES 
Zone  Uses
E1 National Parks and Nature Reserves  Covers existing national parks and nature reserves,
and new conservation areas proposed for
reservation that have been identified and
agreed by the NSW Government.  
E2 Environmental Conservation  Protects land that has high conservation values outside the
national parks and nature reserve system, in terms of
having high ecological, scientific, cultural or aesthetic
values.  
E3 Environmental Management   A limited range of development including
houses could be permissible. This zone is a
transition between areas of high conservation value and
other more intensive land uses such as rural or residential.  
E4 Environmental Living   This zone is generally intended for land with
special environmental or scenic values, and
accommodates low impact residential
development.  
WATERWAY ZONES
Zone  Uses
W1 Natural Waterways  A limited number of low impact uses that do not
have an adverse effect on the natural value of the
waterway, such as development associated with
recreational fishing, boating and commercial fishing
industries.  
W2 Recreational Waterways  Water-based recreation, boating and water transport,
and development associated with fishing industries,
such as natural water-based aquaculture
and recreational fishing.  
W3 Working Waterways   Commercial shipping, ports, water-based transport,
maritime industries and development associated
with commercial fishing industries. 




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