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Zoning B3 in NSW

Discussion in 'Commercial Property' started by Ardi, 10th Aug, 2015.

  1. Ardi

    Ardi Well-Known Member

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    Looking at a property that is zone B3 commercial core....
    Is it possible to be used as residential?
    Would this require a commercial loan?

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  2. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Best to speak to town planning in the Council that you are interested in. As a generalisation only:

    Zone B3 Commercial Core


    1 Objectives of zone

    • To provide a wide range of retail, business, office, entertainment, community and other suitable land uses that serve the needs of the local and wider community.

    • To encourage appropriate employment opportunities in accessible locations.

    • To maximise public transport patronage and encourage walking and cycling.

    • To strengthen the role of the city centre as the regional business, retail and cultural centre.

    • To provide for high density residential development within a mixed use development if it:

    (a) is in a location that is accessible to public transport, employment, retail, commercial and service facilities, and

    (b) contributes to the vitality of the city centre.

    2 Permitted without consent

    Building identification signs; Business identification signs

    3 Permitted with consent

    Advertisements; Advertising structures; Amusement centres; Boarding houses; Bulky goods premises; Business premises; Car parks; Child care centres; Community facilities; Educational establishments; Entertainment facilities; Exhibition homes; Function centres; Funeral chapels; Funeral homes; Helipads; Hostels; Hotel or motel accommodation; Information and education facilities; Landscape and garden supplies; Office premises; Passenger transport facilities; Places of public worship; Pubs; Recreation areas; Recreation facilities (indoor); Recreation facilities (outdoor); Registered clubs; Restricted premises; Retail premises; Roads; Self-storage units; Seniors housing; Service stations; Sex services premises; Shop top housing; Timber and building supplies; Tourist and visitor accommodation; Vehicle sales or hire premises; Veterinary hospitals; Wholesale supplies

    4 Prohibited

    Any development not specified in item 2 or 3

    Is the current property a residential home or one that is already fits one of the above descriptions?
     
  3. FireDragon

    FireDragon Well-Known Member

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  4. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Sometimes a dwelling is permitted, sometimes it's not.

    152 Councils in the state, all with different permissibility.
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Seniors housing, shop top housing & exhibition homes.

    So yes it probably can be used for housing (in conjunction with other business uses).