Spatial Data Download

Planning & Infrastructure provides free planning spatial datasets for downloading into a Geographic Information System (GIS) software package. The datasets below are provided to inform and assist decision making in planning in NSW.

How to use this page:

1. View the metadata record by clicking on the hyperlink in the "Dataset Name" column. This links to the appropriate record in the NSW Spatial Data Catalogue which provides details about the dataset's quality, map extent, and currency. Canti-nsw-state
2. Preview the dataset you require by clicking on the link under "Image Preview".
3. Select the dataset you require by clicking on the link under "Download" - data is provided as zipped shapefiles.
4. Complete the Online Registration Form and read the Data Licence Agreement. The information collected can assist DP&I with planning for future service delivery. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more details.
5. Click "I ACCEPT"(ie the licence terms) to download the dataset.
6. Contact can be to made to provide feedback or report problems via email :

Standard Instrument Local Environment Plans (LEP) Layers

This set of data layers comprises only a subset of the total LEP layers being:

  • Zoning,
  • Principal Development Standards and
  • Heritage.

Local Provisions and Miscellaneous Provisions are not included. Maps depicting these can be found with the relevant instrument on the NSW Legislation website.

Maintenance and Update frequency: Weekly.


Dataset Name Image Preview Download
Land Application (LAP) LAP.jpg
15.3 MB
Land Zoning (LZN) LZN.jpg
41 MB
41 MB
41 MB
16 MB
"Please note, you need to download, files, and files place them in ONE folder, DO NOT RENAME file names.
Make sure, you have 7-zip application available in your system, if you don't have, please download from the web and install.
Now, right click on file, then choose your zip application (7-zip) > then, click 'Extract here..', it reads automatically and extracts Shape files"
Minimum Subdivision Lot Size (LSZ) LSZ.jpg
45.0 MB
Height of Buildings (HOB) HOB.jpg
17.2 MB
Floor Space Ratio (FSR) FSR.jpg
12.5 MB
Land Reservation Acquisition (LRA) LRA.jpg
0.8 MB
Heritage Conservation (HER) HER.jpg
9.9 MB


Standard Instrument (LEP) – Map Template Grids Grid.jpg
3.2 MB

State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPP) Layers (selected)

Please Note: Changes to the planning system outlined in the White Paper anticipate that the planning provisions contained within the State Environment Planning Policies will in time be integrated into a new type of policy – the NSW planning Policy.

Maintenance and Update frequency: As needed.

Dataset Name Image Preview Download(Shape)
SEPP 14 - Coastal wetlands protected areas SEPP14.jpg
3.9 MB
SEPP 26 - Littoral rainforest protected areas SEPP26.jpg
170 KB
SEPP 71 - Coastal protection SEPP71.jpg
4.7 MB
SEPP (Major Development) 2005 SEPP_md2005.png 'Data under review, please contact to latest data' 

Other Planning Data

Maintenance and Update frequency: As needed.

Dataset Name Image Preview Download
State Heritage Register - Centroids SHR_centroids.png
197 KB
State Heritage Register - Curtilages SHR_Curtilages.png
2.2 MB
Acid sulphate soils - Planning maps ASS_planning.jpg
37 MB
Strategic Agricultural Land - Biophysical Biophysical.jpg
9.1 MB
Strategic Agricultural Land –
0.5 MB
Strategic  Agricultural Land - Viticulture Viticulture.jpg
Additional Rural Village Land Additional_Rural_Village_Land.jpg
13+ KB
Future Residential Growth Area FutureResidentialGrowthAreas.jpg
599+ KB

Additional spatial information is available at the Spatial Information eXchange (SIX) which provides online geospatial information for the State.

Last Updated 30-Apr-2014