State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
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Part 3Division 2Subdivision 2

Subdivision 2 Site requirements

3.8   Lot requirements

(1)  Development specified for this code may only be carried out on a lot that:
(a)  at the completion of the development will have only one dwelling house, and
(b)  if it is a battle-axe lot—has an access laneway at least 3m wide and measures at least 12m × 12m, excluding the access laneway.
(c)  (Repealed)
(2)  A lot on which a new single storey or two storey dwelling house is erected must have lawful access to a public road.

3.9   Maximum site coverage of all development

(1)  The site coverage of the dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot must not be more than the following:
(a)  65 per cent of the area of the lot, if the lot has an area of at least 200m2 but less than 250m2,
(b)  60 per cent of the area of the lot, if the lot has an area of at least 250m2 but less than 300m2,
(c)  55 per cent of the area of the lot, if the lot has an area of at least 300m2 but less than 450m2,
(d)  50 per cent of the area of the lot, if the lot has an area of at least 450m2 but less than 900m2,
(e)  40 per cent of the area of the lot, if the lot has an area of at least 900m2 but less than 1500m2,
(f)  30 per cent of the area of the lot, if the lot has an area of at least than 1500m2.
(2)  Despite subclause (1) (d), the site coverage of a single storey dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot must not be more than 55 per cent of the area of the lot, if the lot has an area of at least 450m2 but not more than 500m2.

3.10   Maximum floor area

The total floor area of a dwelling house, detached studio, basement and any secondary dwelling on a lot must not be more than the following:
(a)  if the lot has an area of at least 200m2 but not more than 250m2—90% of the area of the lot,
(b)  if the lot has an area of more than 250m2 but not more than 300m2—85% of the area of the lot,
(c)  if the lot has an area of more than 300m2 but not more than 450m2—270m2,
(d)  if the lot has an area of more than 450m2 but not more than 600m2—330m2,
(e)  if the lot has an area of more than 600m2 but not more than 900m2—380m2,
(f)  if the lot has an area of more than 900m2—430m2.
Note. A secondary dwelling is complying development specified under State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009.

3.11   Maximum floor area for outbuildings

The floor area of an outbuilding on a lot must not be more than the following:
(a)  if the lot has an area of not more than 300m2—36m2,
(b)  if the lot has an area of more than 300m2 but not more than 600m2—45m2,
(c)  if the lot has an area of more than 600m2 but not more than 900m2—60m2,
(d)  if the lot has an area of more than 900m2—100m2.

3.12   Setbacks and maximum floor area for balconies, decks, patios, terraces and verandahs

(1)  The total floor area of all balconies, decks, patios, terraces and verandahs on a lot must not be more than 12m2 if:
(a)  any part of the structure is within 6m from a side or the rear boundary, and
(b)  the structure has any point of its finished floor level more than 2m above ground level (existing).
(2)  A balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah must not have any point of its finished floor level:
(a)  if it is located within 3m of a side or the rear boundary—more than 2m above ground level (existing), or
(b)  if it is located more than 3m but not more than 6m from a side or the rear boundary—more than 3m above ground level (existing), or
(c)  if it is located more than 6m from a side or the rear boundary—more than 4m above ground level (existing).
(3)  Any detached balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah (including any alterations or additions to the detached balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah) must not have a floor level that is more than 600mm above ground level (existing).
(4)  This clause does not apply to a balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah that is located on the front elevation of a dwelling house unless the dwelling house is located on a battle-axe lot.
Note. Development identified in this clause may require privacy screens under clause 3.23.
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