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Zone R1 General Residential

The R1 General Residential Zone provides space for residential neighbourhoods, both in established residential areas and new-build housing estates. It is the most common zone for residential housing in Hilltops.

It is used primarily to cater to the housing needs of Hilltops’s township residents in Boorowa, Harden, and Young.

It permits a variety of housing types and densities as well as some other land uses that provide day-to-day services and facilities for residents, without impinging on the amenity and character of residential neighbourhoods.

To find out if your property is in an R1 General Residential, search for your property in the Online Map Viewer.

Zone Objectives

The Draft Hilltops LEP proposes the following R1 General Residential zone objectives which align with the residential objectives outlines in the Hilltops 2040 Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).

  • To provide for the housing needs of the community.
  • To provide for a variety of housing types and densities.
  • To enable other land uses that provide facilities or services to meet the day to day needs of residents.
  • To provide and protect a high-quality residential amenity that adds value to the existing character and amenity of the town, neighbourhood and street.
  • To provide fully serviced residential allotments linked to town water and sewer networks.

Land Uses

To achieve greater consistency across Hilltops with NSW Government state and regional policy and Hilltops 2040 LSPS, some changes have been proposed to the permissible land uses in the R1 General Residential 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 R1 General Residential.

 

Where is this zone located?

The R1 General Residential zone covers large areas of Boorowa, Harden and Young.

Some adjustments to this zone’s boundaries are proposed, the most prominent of which is a new R1 zone directly to the east of Harden. A significant area of existing R1 General Residential land is proposed to be rezoned R2 Low Density Residential to the south of Boorowa to match its adjacent zones.

For further information, view the Online Map Viewer.

What is Permissible?

A majority of the changes in permissible land uses within the R1 General Residential zone relate to providing greater consistency in the use of the zone across Hilltops. However, additional changes have been proposed to respond to and reflect the latest NSW Government strategic policy directions and the outcomes of the development of Hilltops 2040 Local Strategic Planning Statement.

It is also to be noted that the changes proposed in the Draft Hilltops LEP 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 changs to permissible development introduced across the R1 General Residential zone are:

  • Wharf or boating facilities.
  • Roads – will be changed from permitted without consent in some current LEPs to permitted with consent in the new Hilltops LEP.

Young LEP 2010

The following defined land uses are no longer supported within the R1 General Residential zone under the Draft Hilltops LEP, which were previously supported under the Young LEP:

  • No changes.

Harden LEP 2011

The following defined land uses are no longer supported within the R1 General Residential zone under the Draft Hilltops LEP, which were previously supported under the Harden LEP:

  • Backpackers’ accommodation; Business premises; Garden centres; Hardware and building supplies; Home occupations (sex services); Kiosks; Landscaping material supplies; Local distribution premises; Markets; Neighbourhood supermarkets; Office premises; Plant nurseries; Port facilities; Roadside stalls; Rural supplies; Rural workers’ dwellings; Shops; Specialised retail premises; Timber yards; Vehicle sales or hire premises.

Boorowa LEP 2012

The following defined land uses are no longer supported within the R1 General Residential zone under the Draft Hilltops LEP, which were previously supported under the Boorowa LEP:

  • Advertising structures; Aquaculture; Backpackers’ accommodation; Camping grounds; Caravan parks; Cemeteries; Environmental facilities; Farm stay accommodation; Information and education facilities; Local distribution premises; Marinas; Mooring Pens; Moorings; Passenger transport facilities; Port facilities; Public administration buildings; Recreation facilities (indoor); Recreation facilities (major); Recreation facilities (outdoor); Registered clubs; Research stations; Rural workers’ dwellings; Service stations; Signage; Water storage facilities; Water supply systems; Water treatment facilities.

Minimum Lot Sizes for a Dwelling

The minimum lot size requirements to allow the construction or occupation of a dwelling in the R1 General Residential zone are proposed to change for areas in the former Young and Harden Shires. These will be in line with the existing minimum lot size requirement in Boorowa.

All R1 General Residential zones in Hilltops are proposed to have a minimum lot size of:

  • 700 sqm for a dwelling house, if it is connected to reticulated water and sewerage.

Other Changes Impacting on R1 General Residential Zones

In addition to the relevant zoning requirements, development in residential zones can be affected by other sections of the Draft Hilltops LEP. It is recommended that further investigation be undertaken into the Draft LEP content to confirm which sections influence a particular site. This includes investigating the Environment and Heritage Maps as well as Attachment D Minimum Lot Size paper. The Online Map Viewer can also give you useful information.