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Zone IN1 General Industrial

The IN1 General Industrial Zone (IN1) is used for industrial land uses in Hilltops identifies lands suitable for a range of industrial and employment uses.

This zone also provides space for complementary land uses such as the service businesses required to meet the day-to-day needs of resident, commercial, and agricultural activities in the area.

It locates land in Hilltops with current or proposed town infrastructure services to support Hilltops’s long term economic growth. This zone also regulates development permitted in order to minimise any adverse impacts of industrial establishments on surrounding zones.

You can view the location of IN1 zones in Hilltops on the Online Map Viewer.

Hilltops 2040 Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and IN1 General Industrial Zone

Consistent with Hilltops 2040 – Hilltops Local Strategic Planning Statement, the IN1 General Industrial zone’s objectives and its permissible uses table reflect the importance of industrial lands including their significance for Hilltops’s long term economic sustainability and the success of Hilltops’s towns.

The IN1 General Industrial zone’s ‘Zone Objectives’ also align with the objectives and directions of the NSW Government’s South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036.

Overall, the zone objectives and permissible uses table work to facilitate the orderly development of industrial land for industrial-related purposes.

The Draft Hilltops LEP further supports these objectives by amending the land use table for the IN1 General Industrial zone to facilitate industrial development and associated ancillary uses.

You can find more information about the IN1 Zone and other land use zones in Attachment C – Planning Proposal – Hilltops LEP Zone Objectives and Tables

Zone Objectives

The Draft Hilltops LEP 2021 proposes the following IN1 General Industrial Zone Objectives which align with the industrial objectives outlined in the Hilltops 2040 Local Strategic Planning Statement. These are:

  • To provide a wide range of industrial and warehouse and uses.
  • To encourage employment opportunities.
  • To minimise any adverse effect of industry on other land uses.
  • To support and protect industrial land for industrial uses.
  • To provide fully serviced industrial allotments links to town water and sewer networks.

Land Uses in IN1 General Industrial Zones

This zone has been in use in Boorowa, Harden, and Young townships since the NSW Government’s ‘Standard Instrument LEP‘ was introduced over a decade ago.

However, to achieve greater consistency across Hilltops with NSW Government regional strategic policy and Hilltops 2040, some changes have been proposed to the permissible land uses in the IN1 General Industrial land use table.

 You can view this zone’s ‘land use matrix’ – which lists permitted and prohibited land uses – below, or download it here Zone IN1 General Industrial

Where is this zone located?

The IN1 General Industrial zone is found in multiple locations, all adjacent to Boorowa, Harden, and Young townships.

For further information and location of IN1 Zones view the Online Map Viewer.

What is permissible in the IN1 General Industrial zone?

A majority of the changes in permissible land uses within the IN1 General Industrial zone relate to providing greater consistency in the use of the zone in Hilltops. However, additional changes have been proposed to respond to and reflect the latest NSW Government strategic policy direction and the outcomes of the development of Hilltops 2040.

It is also to be noted that the changes proposed in the Draft Hilltops LEP 2021 to permissible land uses will only apply to new development where an application has been made after the new LEP is finalised and in operation.

The changes to permissible development introduced across the IN1 Zone are:

  • Nil.

The changes to permissible development impacting on the current LEPs are:

Young LEP

The following defined land uses are now supported within the IN1 zone, which are not currently supported under the Young LEP:

  • Nil.

The following defined land uses are no longer supported within the IN1 zone under the Draft Hilltops LEP, which were previously supported under the Young LEP:

  • Airports
  • Airstrips
  • Centre-based child care facilities
  • Forestry
  • Office premises
  • Small bars

Harden LEP

The following defined land uses are now supported within the IN1 zone, which are not currently supported under the Harden LEP:

  • None.

The following defined land uses are no longer supported within the IN1 zone under the Draft Hilltops LEP, which were previously supported under the Harden LEP:

  • None.

Boorowa LEP

The following defined land uses are now supported within the IN1 zone, which are not currently supported under the Boorowa LEP:

  • None.

The following defined land uses are no longer supported within the IN1 zone under the Draft Hilltops LEP, which were previously supported under the Boorowa LEP: Amusement centres; Animal boarding or training establishments; Boat sheds; Business premises; Cemeteries; Early education and care facilities; Entertainment facilities; Extractive industries; Function centres; Home businesses; Home occupations (sex services); Home occupations; Hotel or motel accommodation; Marinas; Mooring Pens; Moorings; Registered clubs; Water recreation structures.