Land Use Zones

What is Land Use Zoning?

Land Use Zoning classifies the type of development allowed on a parcel of land.


What are the development land use zones within Wentworth Local Government Area?

Development Land Use Zones within the Wentworth Local Government Area include:

RU5 – Village

The objectives of Zone RU5 are:

·         To provide for a range of land uses, services and facilities that are associated with a rural village.

·         To promote development in existing towns and villages in a manner that is compatible with their urban       function.

·         To encourage well-serviced sustainable development.

·         To ensure there are opportunities for economic development.

·         To deliver new residential and employment growth in Buronga and Gol Gol.

·         To ensure business and retail land uses are grouped within and around existing activity centres.

For further information on Zone RU5 refer to Zone RU5 – Village – FACT SHEET


R5 – Large Lot Residential

The objectives of Zone R5 are:

•        To provide residential housing in a rural setting while preserving, and minimising impacts on, environmentally sensitive locations and scenic quality.

•        To ensure that large residential lots do not hinder the proper and orderly development of urban areas in the future.

•        To ensure that development in the area does not unreasonably increase the demand for public services or public facilities.

•        To minimise conflict between land uses within this zone and land uses within adjoining zones.

•        To restrict the construction of new residential and other sensitive uses in flood prone areas.


For further information on Zone RU5 refer to Zone R5 – Large Lot Residential – FACT SHEET

RU1 – Primary Production

The objectives of Zone RU1 are:

•         To encourage sustainable primary industry production by maintaining and enhancing the natural resource base.

•         To encourage diversity in primary industry enterprises and systems appropriate for the area.

•         To minimise the fragmentation and alienation of resource lands.

•         To minimise conflict between land uses within this zone and land uses within adjoining zones.

•         To ensure the protection of both mixed dryland and irrigation agricultural land uses that together form the distinctive rural character of Wentworth.

•         To ensure land is available for intensive plant agricultural activities.

•         To encourage diversity and promote employment opportunities related to primary industry enterprises, including those that require smaller holdings or are more intensive in nature.


For further information on Zone RU5 refer to Zone RU1 – Primary Production – FACT SHEET

IN1 – General Industrial

The objectives of Zone IN1 are:

·         To provide a wide range of industrial and warehouse land 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.


For further information on Zone RU5 refer to Zone IN1 – General Industrial – FACT SHEET


How do I find out the land use zones within Wentworth Local Government Area?

For land zones within the Wentworth LGA, refer to the below maps:

·         WENTWORTH

·         POMONA

·         CURLWAA

·         DARETON

·         BURONGA_GOL GOL

For further information on Land Use Zones you refer to the Wentworth Local Environmental Plan 2011 or contact the Wentworth Shire Council Health & Planning Division on (03) 5027 5027 or via email council@wentworth.nsw.gov.au