Sutherland Shire Local Environment Plan 2015

B5 Business Development

The B5 zone provides for a mix of uses including warehouses and bulky goods premises that require a large floor area in locations that are close to - and support the viability of - centres. It is the only zone which specifically mandates ‘bulky goods premises’ as a use ‘permitted with consent’. 

B5 zone uses

Business zones are now open zones, where only the prohibited uses are specified and all other uses are permissible. The benefits of this method is that new uses that are not encompassed into dictionary definitions are permissible, provided they are consistent with the objectives of the zone.

The types of uses which can be carried out in B5 with development consent include bulky goods premises, garden centres and hardware and building supplies.

The prohibited uses in the zone include residential accomodation, shops and sex services premises.

For the full list of permissible and prohibited uses please view the SSLEP2015.

B5 Zone locations

Zoning maps for the LEP2015 (opens in new window)

Hard copies can be viewed at the council administration foyer. Phone enquiries can be made to a Duty Officer on 9710 0333.

LEP 2015 Development controls on B5 Business Development

In the SSLEP2015, height controls are expressed in metres.  The maximum height in Zone B5 is 16m. 

Building density in SSLEP2015 is controlled through a mapped floor space ratio (FSR). The FSR in Zone B5 is 1.5:1. 

Developments in Zone B5 must provide a minimum 10% landscaped area, which does not include any paved area. 

There is no minimum lot size requirement under SSLEP2015 in Zone B5.

More Information

Enquiries can be directed to a Duty Officer on 9710 0333 or

LEP 2015 Essentials

LEP 2015 Zones

  • B1 Neighbourhood Centre
  • B2 Local Centre
  • B3 Commercial Core
  • B4 Mixed Use
  • B5 Business Development
  • B6 Enterprise Corridor
  • B7 Business Park
  • IN1 General Industrial
  • IN2 Light Industrial
  • IN3 Heavy Industrial
  • IN4 Working Waterfront
  • E1 National Parks and Nature Reserves
  • E2 Environmental Conservation
  • RE1 Public Recreation
  • RE2 Private Recreation
  • E3 Environmental Management
  • E4 Environmental Living
  • R2 Low Density Residential
  • R3 Medium Density Residential
  • R4 High Density Residential
  • SP1 Special Activities
  • SP2 Infrastructure
  • SP3 Tourist
  • W1 Natural Waterways
  • W2 Recreational Waterways
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