Liverpool Local Environmental Plan

Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2008 applies to all land in Liverpool except for areas where other planning instruments have overridden the plan. Some new growth centre areas no longer use the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 and have now been overridden by State Environmental Planning Policies.

The LEP 2008 is a legal document containing development standards applying to land in Liverpool. It guides planning decisions and for each piece of land and specifies what may be built, what land may be used for, and what building heights and floor spaces are allowed.


The LEP map shows where certain controls apply.

You can confirm the location of the your property on the NSW Legislation website.

Council’s planning documents and controls, relevant maps and property information can also be found on the ePlanning portal

Council is currently in the process of reviewing its Local Environmental Plan. For more information on the LEP Review, please refer to this page

Employment Zone Reform

On 26 April 2023, the NSW Department of Planning & Environment amended the Liverpool LEP (and all LEP’s across NSW), to replace Business and Industrial Land Use Zones with ‘Employment Zones’.

The previous Business and Industrial Land Use Zones have been replaced with Employment zones, as per the table below:

Former Zone as of 26 April 2023

New zone with area mapping as of 26 April 2023

B1 Neighbourhood Centre

E1 - Local Centre (Area G)

B2 Local Centre

E1 - Local Centre (Area C)

B3 Commercial Core

E2 - Commercial Centre (Area D)

B5 Business Development

E3 - Productivity Support (Area E)

B6 Enterprise Corridor

E3 - Productivity Support (Area A)

IN1 General Industrial

E4 – General Industrial (Area F)

IN2 Light Industrial

E4 – General Industrial (Area B)

The ‘area’ mapping reference is because some of the previous business and Industrial zones are now combined (I.e. B1 an B2 zones are now both E1) and as there is a clause or use within the LEP which only applies to certain areas.

Refer to Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP 2008) to view which clauses of the LLEP 2008 apply to a specific site and include reference to Area Mapping.

From 26 April 2023, in a document a reference to the former zone under an Environmental Planning Instrument is taken to include a reference to the new zone under the Environmental Planning Instrument.

Note: 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.

Please contact Council’s Customer Services on 1300 36 2170 or for any questions.