State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
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Part 3ADivision 3

Division 3 Development standards for this code

Subdivision 1 Application

3A.8   Application of development standards

This Division sets out the specified development standards that apply to development specified for this code.

Subdivision 2 Site requirements

3A.9   Lot requirements and building envelope

(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 the lot is in Zone R5 and is not a battle-axe lot—has a width, measured at the building line, of at least 18m, and
(c)  if the lot is in Zone R5 and is a battle-axe lot—has an access laneway at least 3m wide and measures at least 12m × 12m, excluding the access laneway.
(2)  A lot on which a new single storey or two storey dwelling house is erected must have lawful direct frontage access or a right of carriageway to a public road or a road vested in or maintained by the council (other than a Crown road reserve).
(3)  If under section 88B of the Conveyancing Act 1919 a restriction is created that specifies a building envelope for a lot, development specified for this code may only be carried out within the building envelope specified.

3A.10   Maximum site coverage of all development

The site coverage of a new dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must not be more than 30 per cent.

3A.11   Maximum floor area for new dwelling houses

The floor area of a new dwelling house on a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must not be more than 430m2.

3A.12   Maximum floor area for new outbuildings

The floor area of a new outbuilding on a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must not be more than the following:
(a)  500m2, if the only purpose of the outbuilding is for agricultural use,
(b)  100m2, in any other case.

3A.13   Maximum floor area for balconies, decks, patios, pergolas, terraces and verandahs

The floor area of a balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah attached to a dwelling house with a floor level of more than 3m above ground level (existing) on a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must not be more than 12m2.

Subdivision 3 Building heights and setbacks

3A.14   Maximum heights of dwelling houses and outbuildings

(1)  The height of a dwelling house or the alterations and additions to an existing dwelling house on a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must not be more than 8.5m above ground level (existing).
(2)  The height of an outbuilding or the alterations and additions to an existing outbuilding on a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must not be more than 4.8m above ground level (existing).
(3)  The height of a dwelling house or the alterations and additions to an existing dwelling house on the following lots must not be more than 10m above ground level (existing):
(a)  a lot in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3 or RU4,
(b)  a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of at least 4,000m2.
(4)  The height of an outbuilding or the alterations and additions to an existing out building on the following must not be more than 4.8m above ground level (existing):
(a)  a lot in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3 or RU4,
(b)  a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of at least 4,000m2.
(5)  The highest point of a dwelling house or the alterations and additions to an existing dwelling house referred to in subclause (1) or (3) must be at least 5m below the highest ridgeline of any hill within 100m of the dwelling or alteration.

3A.15   Setbacks of dwelling houses and ancillary development from roads

(1)  A dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must have a setback from the boundary with a primary road that is not a classified road of at least:
(a)  the average distance of the setbacks of the nearest 2 dwelling houses having a boundary with the same primary road and located within 40m of the lot on which the dwelling house is erected, or
(b)  in any case where 2 dwelling houses are not located within 40m of the lot, 10m.
(2)  A dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot in the following zones must have a setback from the boundary with a primary road that is not a classified road of at least the following:
(a)  if the lot is in Zone R5 and has an area of at least 4,000m2—15m,
(b)  if the lot is in Zone RU4—30m,
(c)  if the lot is in Zone RU1, RU2 or RU3—50m.
(3)  A dwelling house and all ancillary development must have a setback from a boundary with a secondary road that is not a classified road of at least the following:
(a)  if the lot is in Zone R5 and has an area of less than 4,000m2—5m,
(b)  if the lot is in Zone R5 and has an area of at least 4,000m2, or is in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3 or RU4—10m.
(4)  A dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must have a setback from a boundary with a parallel road that is not a classified road of at least 10m.
(5)  If a lot fronts a classified road, a dwelling house and any ancillary development must have a setback from the boundary with the classified road of:
(a)  if another environmental planning instrument applying to that lot specifies a setback for those circumstances, the setback specified by the other instrument, or
(b)  the setback specified by subclauses (1) and (2),
whichever is the greater.

3A.16   Setbacks of dwelling houses from side boundaries

(1)  This clause applies to a dwelling house and any carport, garage, balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah that is attached to the dwelling house (a building).
(2)  Any point of a building, on a lot to which this code applies, must have a setback from the side boundary nearest to that point of at least the following distance:
(a)  if the lot is in Zone R5 and has an area of less than 4,000m2—2.5m,
(b)  if the lot is in Zone R5, and has an area of at least 4,000m2, or is in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3 or RU4—10m.

3A.17   Setbacks of dwelling houses from rear boundaries

(1)  This clause applies to a dwelling house and any carport, garage, balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah that is attached to the dwelling house (a building).
(2)  Any point of the building must have a setback from the rear boundary nearest to that point of at least 15m.

3A.18   Setbacks of outbuildings from side and rear boundaries

An outbuilding, or alterations and additions to an existing outbuilding, must have a setback from a side or rear boundary of at least:
(a)  if the only purpose of the outbuilding is for agricultural use—10m, or
(b)  in any other case—5m.

3A.19   Exceptions to setbacks

Despite any other clause in this Subdivision:
(a)  a new dwelling house or outbuilding must have a setback of at least 3m from a boundary with a public reserve, and
(b)  side and rear setbacks and setbacks from the boundary with a road do not apply to the existing parts of a dwelling house or ancillary development where it is proposed to carry out any of the following:
(i)  alterations or additions to an existing dwelling house,
(ii)  alterations or additions to existing ancillary development, and
(c)  side and rear setbacks and setbacks from the boundary with a road do not apply to allowable encroachments permitted under clause 3.7.1.7 of Volume 2 of the Building Code of Australia or any eave or roof overhang that has a horizontal width of not more than 450mm, and
(d)  a dwelling house or outbuilding must have a setback of at least 40m from the bank of any perennial watercourse identified on a 1:50,000 topographical map published by the Land and Property Management Authority, and
(e)  a dwelling house or outbuilding must have a setback of at least 250m from a boundary with adjoining land being used for any of the following:
(i)  forestry,
(ii)  intensive livestock agriculture,
(iii)  intensive plant agriculture,
(iv)  mines and extractive industries,
(v)  railway lines,
(vi)  rural industries.
Note. The allowable encroachments permitted under clause 3.7.1.7 of Volume Two of the Building Code of Australia include fascias, gutters, downpipes, rainwater tanks, chimneys, flues, domestic fuel tanks, cooling or heating appliances, light fittings, electricity and gas meters, aerials, antennae, pergolas, sun blinds, unroofed terraces, landings, steps and certain ramps.

3A.20   Calculating setbacks

(1)  For the purpose of calculating the setback of an existing dwelling house, the location of any of the following is not included:
(a)  any part of an existing garage or carport that is located between the building line of the dwelling house and a boundary with the primary road,
(b)  any existing building element of a dwelling house that is located within the articulation zone.
(2)  For the purpose of calculating the setbacks of the nearest two dwelling houses, those dwelling houses must be on the same side of the road as the lot.
(2A)  For the purpose of calculating the setbacks of the nearest 2 dwelling houses as referred to in clause 3A.15 (1) (a), a dwelling house located on a battle axe block is to be disregarded.
(3)  For the purpose of calculating the setbacks of a new dwelling house, any building element that is permitted in the articulation zone is not included.
(4)  For the purpose of calculating setbacks for a battle-axe lot, the setback on the opposite side of the lot to the rear setback is taken to be a side setback.
(5)  For the purpose of calculating the setback from a road, a reference to ancillary development does not include the following:
(a)  a driveway, pathway or paving,
(b)  the eaves,
(c)  a fence or screen,
(d)  a retaining wall,
(e)  any ancillary development that is a building element that is permitted in the articulation zone.

3A.21   Articulation zone

(1)  This clause applies only to lots in Zone R5 that have an area of less than 4,000m2.
(2)  A dwelling house, other than a dwelling house on a battle-axe lot, must have a front door and a window to a habitable room in the building wall that faces a primary road.
(3)  A dwelling house, other than a dwelling house on a battle-axe lot, must have a door and a window to a habitable room in the building wall that faces a parallel road.
(4)  A dwelling house, other than a dwelling house that has a setback from a primary road of less than 3m, may incorporate an articulation zone to a primary road.

3A.22   Building elements within the articulation zone

(1)  This clause applies only to lots in Zone R5 that have an area of less than 4,000m2.
(2)  The following building elements are permitted in an articulation zone:
(a)  an entry feature or portico,
(b)  a balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah,
(c)  a window box treatment,
(d)  a bay window or similar feature,
(e)  an awning or other feature over a window,
(f)  a sun shading feature.
(3)  A building element on a dwelling house (other than a pitched roof to an entry feature or portico that has the same pitch as the roof on the dwelling house) must not extend more than:
(a)  1m above the gutter line of the eaves of a single storey dwelling house, or
(b)  above the gutter line of the eaves of a two storey dwelling house.
(4)  The maximum area of all building elements within the articulation zone, other than a building element listed in subclause (2) (e) or (f), must not be more than 25 per cent of the area of the articulation zone, measured through the horizontal plane of the elements.

3A.23   Privacy

(1)  This clause applies only to lots in Zone R5 that have an area of less than 4,000m2.
(2)  A window in a dwelling house or a new window in any alterations or additions to an existing dwelling house must have a privacy screen if:
(a)  it is a window in a habitable room, other than a bedroom, that has a floor level of more than 1m above ground level (existing), and
(b)  the wall in which the window is located has a setback of less than 3 metres from a side or rear boundary, and
(c)  the window has a sill height of less than 1.5m.
(3)  A balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah and any alterations to an existing balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah must have a privacy screen if it:
(a)  has a setback of less than 3m from a side or rear boundary, and
(b)  has a floor area more than 3m2, and
(c)  has a floor level more than 1 metre above ground level (existing).
(4)  A detached deck, patio, pergola or terrace or any alterations or additions to an existing deck, patio, pergola or terrace must not have a floor level that is more than 600mm above ground level (existing).

Subdivision 4 Landscaping

3A.24   Landscaped area

(1)  A lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 must have at least 45% of its area landscaped.
(2)  At least 50% of the area forward of the building line to the primary road must be landscaped.
(3)  The landscaped area must be at least 2.5m wide.

3A.25   Principal private open space

(1)  A lot in Zone R5 that has an area of less than 4,000m2 and on which a new dwelling house is erected must have at least 24m2 of principal private open space.
(2)  In this clause, principal private open space means an area that:
(a)  is directly accessible from, and adjacent to, a habitable room, other than a bedroom, and
(b)  is at least 3m wide, and
(c)  is not steeper than 1:50 gradient.

Subdivision 5 Car parking and access

3A.26   Car parking requirements

(1)  This clause applies only to lots in Zone R5 that have an area of less than 4,000m2.
(2)  At least one off-street car parking space must be provided on a lot on which a new dwelling house is erected.
(3)  At least one off-street car parking space must be retained on a lot on which alterations or additions to an existing car parking space are carried out.
(4)  A car parking space under this clause may be an open hard stand space or a carport or garage, whether attached to or detached from the dwelling house.

3A.27   Garages, carports and car parking spaces

(1)  This clause applies only to lots in Zone R5 that have an area of less than 4,000m2.
(2)  A garage, carport or car parking space for a dwelling house must:
(a)  if the dwelling house has a setback from a road boundary of 4.5m or more—be at least 1m behind the building line of the dwelling house, or
(b)  if the dwelling house has a setback from a road boundary of less than 4.5m—be at least 5.5m from the boundary.
(3)  If the door or doors on a garage face a primary road, a secondary road or a parallel road, the total width of all those door openings must:
(a)  be not more than 6m, and
(b)  if the lot has a frontage of more than 15m—be not more than 50 per cent of the width of the building, measured at the building line to the relevant property boundary, and
(c)  if the lot has a frontage of not more than 15m—be not more than 60 per cent of the width of the building, measured at the building line to the relevant property boundary.
(4)  An open hard stand car parking space must measure at least 2.6m wide by 5.4m long.

3A.28   Vehicle access

(1)  A lot on which an off-street car parking space is provided or retained under clause 3A.27 must have a driveway to a public road.
(2)  A driveway on a lot must be constructed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1—2004, Parking facilities—Off-street car parking.
Note. Clause 2.28 applies to the construction or installation of a driveway as exempt development.

Subdivision 6 Earthworks and drainage

3A.29   Excavation of sloping sites

(1)  Excavation associated with the erection of, or alterations or additions to, a dwelling house or ancillary development (other than a swimming pool) must:
(a)  be not more than 2m below ground level (existing), and
(b)  be constructed using a retaining wall or unprotected embankment that meets the standards of subclause (2) or (3), respectively.
(2)  A retaining wall:
(a)  must not redirect the flow of surface water onto adjoining property, and
(b)  must not extend more than 2m horizontally from any external wall of the dwelling house or ancillary development.
(3)  An unprotected embankment must not extend more than 4m horizontally beyond the external wall of the dwelling house or ancillary development.
(4)  Excavation associated with the erection of, or alterations or additions to, a swimming pool must be not more than the depth required for the pool structure.

3A.30   Fill of sloping sites

(1)  Fill associated with the erection of, or an alteration or addition to, a dwelling house or ancillary development must:
(a)  be contained wholly within the footprint of the dwelling house or ancillary development, or
(b)  be adequately contained by a retaining wall that:
(i)  is not higher than 1m (including the height of any batters) above ground level (existing), and
(ii)  does not redirect the flow of surface water onto adjoining property.
(2)  Despite subclause (1), exposed fill may be constructed using an unprotected embankment if the dwelling house or ancillary development has a setback of more than 2m from a side or rear boundary, if:
(a)  the fill is not more than 600mm above ground level (existing), and
(b)  the fill (but not the embankment) does not extend more than 1m beyond an external wall of the dwelling house or ancillary development, and
(c)  the toe of the unprotected embankment has a setback of at least 400mm from a side or rear boundary.

3A.31   Run-off and erosion controls

Run-off and erosion controls must be implemented to prevent soil erosion, water pollution or the discharge of loose sediment on the surrounding land by:
(a)  diverting uncontaminated run-off around cleared or disturbed areas, and
(b)  erecting a silt fence to prevent debris escaping into drainage systems and waterways, and
(c)  preventing tracking of sediment by vehicles onto roads, and
(d)  stockpiling top soil, excavated materials, construction and landscaping supplies and debris within the lot.

3A.32   Drainage

(1)  All stormwater drainage collecting as a result of the erection of, or alterations or additions to, a dwelling house or ancillary development must be conveyed by a gravity fed or charged system to:
(a)  a public drainage system, or
(b)  an inter-allotment drainage system, or
(c)  an on-site disposal system.
(2)  All stormwater drainage systems within a lot and the connection to a public or an inter-allotment drainage system must:
(a)  if an approval is required under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993, be approved under that Act, or
(b)  if an approval is not required under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993, comply with any requirements for the disposal of stormwater drainage contained in a development control plan that is applicable to the land.

Subdivision 7 Ancillary development

3A.33   Swimming pools

(1)  Ancillary development comprising a swimming pool for private use must be located on a lot:
(a)  behind the setback area from a primary road, or
(b)  in the rear yard.
Note. Development for the purposes of a swimming pool is not complying development under this Code unless it is ancillary to a dwelling house.
(2)  The swimming pool water line must have a setback of at least 1m from a side or rear boundary.
(2A)  Despite subclauses (1) and (2), if the swimming pool is being constructed in a heritage conservation area, the swimming pool must be located:
(a)  behind the rear most building line of the dwelling house, and
(b)  no closer to each side boundary than the dwelling house.
(3)  Decking around a swimming pool must not be more than 600mm above ground level (existing).
(4)  Coping around a swimming pool must not be more than:
(a)  1.4m above ground level (existing), or
(b)  300mm wide if the coping is more than 600mm above ground level (existing).
(5)  Water from a swimming pool must be discharged in accordance with an approval under the Local Government Act 1993 if the lot is not connected to a sewer main.
(6)  Pumps attached to the development must be housed in a soundproof enclosure.
(7)  If the swimming pool is being constructed after, and at a different time to, the erection of a dwelling house on the lot, the development standards for this Code (other than the standards referred to in clause 3A.24 and this clause) do not apply to the construction.
Note. A child-resistant barrier must be constructed or installed in accordance with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

3A.34   Fences and retaining walls

(1)  A fence and any associated retaining wall located within the setback area from a primary road must:
(a)  not be more than 1.2m above ground level (existing), and
(b)  be open for at least 50 per cent of the upper ⅔ of the area of the fence, and
(c)  in relation to any brick or other solid portion of the fence above 600mm, be not more than 250mm wide.
(2)  A fence and any associated retaining wall located behind the setback area from a primary road or any side or rear boundary fence must not be more than 1.8m above ground level (existing).
(3)  A retaining wall or embankment that is not subject to Subdivision 6 must not have a height above or below ground level (existing) of more than:
(a)  600mm at any distance up to 500mm from a side or rear boundary, or
(b)  1m at any distance more than 500mm from a side or rear boundary.
(4)  The fence or the fence and associated retaining wall on a sloping lot may be stepped, provided the height of each step is not more than:
(a)  1.6m above ground level (existing) if it is located within a setback area from a primary road, or
(b)  2.2m above ground level (existing) in any other case.
(5)  If the land on which a fence or retaining wall is to be erected is bush fire prone land, the fence or retaining wall must be constructed from non-combustible materials.
(6)  All fill on a lot that is not subject to Subdivision 6 must be retained by a retaining wall.
(7)  Fill more than 150mm deep must not occupy an area of more than 50 per cent of the landscaped area of the lot.

3A.35   Construction of fences

(1)  A fence must not incorporate barbed wire in its construction or be electrified if it is on a lot in Zone R5.
(2)  If the land on which a fence is to be erected is bush fire prone land, the fence must be constructed from non-combustible materials.
(3)  Metal used in the construction of a fence must be low reflective and factory pre-coloured.
(4)  A fence must not be of solid construction (for example, colourbond) if it is on a side or rear boundary of a lot.
(5)  A fence must not be constructed so as to redirect the overland flow of surface water onto adjoining properties.

Subdivision 8 Outbuildings

3A.36   Development standards for outbuildings in heritage conservation areas

(1)  This clause applies:
(a)  to an outbuilding erected on a lot in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area to which this code applies, and
(b)  in addition to the development standards specified in clauses 3A.10, 3A.14, 3A.18 and 3A.24.
(2)  The outbuilding must be located:
(a)  behind the rear most building line of the dwelling house, and
(b)  no closer to each side boundary than the dwelling house.
(3)  The floor area of an outbuilding must not be more than 20m2.
(4)  The lot must not adjoin a lane or a secondary or parallel road frontage.

Subdivision 9 Development standards for particular land

3A.37   Development standards for bush fire prone land

(1)  This clause applies:
(a)  to all development specified for this code that is to be carried out on a lot that is wholly or partly bush fire prone land (other than development that is the erection of a farm building that is more than 10m from any dwelling house, landscaping, a non-combustible fence or a swimming pool), and
(b)  in addition to all other development standards specified for this code.
(2)  The development may be carried out on the lot only if:
(a)  the development conforms to the specifications and requirements of the following that are relevant to the development:
(i)  Planning for Bush Fire Protection (ISBN 0 9751033 2 6) published by the NSW Rural Fire Service in December 2006,
(ii)  Addendum: Appendix 3 (ISBN 0 9751033 2 6, published by NSW Rural Fire Service in 2010) to Planning for Bush Fire Protection (ISBN 0 9751033 2 6),
(iii)  if another document is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of section 79BA of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979—that document, and
(b)  the part of the lot on which the development is to be carried out and any associated access way is not in bush fire attack level-40 (BAL-40) or the flame zone (BAL-FZ), and
(c)  the lot has direct access to a public road or a road vested in or maintained by the council, and
(d)  the development is located within 200m of that road, and
(e)  there is sufficient access designed in accordance with the acceptable solutions identified in clause 4.1.3 (2) of Planning for Bush Fire Protection (ISBN 0 9751033 2 6) published by the NSW Rural Fire Service in December 2006, and
(f)  a 20,000L water supply with 65mm metal Storz outlet with a gate or ball valve is provided for fire fighting purposes on the lot (the gate or ball valve, pipes and tank penetrations are to be designed to allow for a full 50mm inner diameter water flow through the Storz fitting and must be of a metal construction), and
(g)  reticulated or bottled gas on the lot is installed and maintained in accordance with AS/NZS 1596:2008, The storage and handling of LP Gas and the requirements of relevant authorities (metal piping must be used), and
(g)  all fixed gas cylinders on the lot are located at least 10m from flammable materials and are enclosed on the hazard side of the installation, and
(h)  any gas cylinders on the lot that are within 10m of a dwelling house:
(i)  have the release valves directed away from the dwelling house, and
(ii)  have metal connections to and from the cylinders, and
(i)  there are no polymer sheathed flexible gas supply lines to gas meters adjacent to the dwelling.
Note. The requirements of AS 3959—2009, Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas set out in the Building Code of Australia also apply.
(3)  A standard specified in subclause (2) (b) is satisfied if one of the following certifies that the development is not in bush fire attack level-40 (BAL-40) or the flame zone (BAL-FZ):
(a)  until 25 February 2012—the NSW Rural Fire Service, or
(b)  a person who is recognised by the NSW Rural Fire Service as a suitably qualified consultant in bush fire risk assessment, or
(c)  the council.
Note. More information about the categories of bush fire attack, including the flame zone, can be found in Table A3.4.2 of Addendum: Appendix 3 (ISBN 0 9751033 2 6 and published by NSW Rural Fire Service in 2010) to the publication titled Planning for Bush Fire Protection (ISBN 0 9751033 2 6) published by NSW Rural Fire Service in 2006.

3A.38   Development standards for flood control lots

(1)  This clause applies:
(a)  to all development specified for this code that is to be carried out on a flood control lot, and
(b)  in addition to all other development standards specified for this code.
(2)  The development must not be on any part of a flood control lot unless that part of the lot has been certified, for the purposes of the issue of the relevant complying development certificate, by the council or a professional engineer who specialises in hydraulic engineering as not being any of the following:
(a)  a flood storage area,
(b)  a floodway area,
(c)  a flow path,
(d)  a high hazard area,
(e)  a high risk area.
(3)  The development must, to the extent it is within a flood planning area:
(a)  have all habitable rooms no lower than the floor levels set by the council for that lot, and
(b)  have the part of the development at or below the flood planning level constructed of flood compatible material, and
(c)  be able to withstand the forces of floodwater, debris and buoyancy up to the flood planning level (or if on-site refuge is proposed, the probable maximum flood level), and
(d)  not increase flood affectation elsewhere in the floodplain, and
(e)  have reliable access for pedestrians and vehicles from the development, at a minimum level equal to the lowest habitable floor level of the development, to a safe refuge, and
(f)  have open car parking spaces or carports that are no lower than the 20-year flood level, and
(g)  have driveways between car parking spaces and the connecting public roadway that will not be inundated by a depth of water greater than 0.3m during a 1:100 ARI (average recurrent interval) flood event.
(4)  A standard specified in subclause (3) (c) or (d) is satisfied if a joint report by a professional engineer who specialises in hydraulic engineering and a professional engineer who specialises in civil engineering confirms that the development:
(a)  can withstand the forces of floodwater, debris and buoyancy up to the flood planning level (or if on-site refuge is proposed, the probable maximum flood level), or
(b)  will not increase flood affectation elsewhere in the floodplain.
(5)  If a word or expression used in this clause is defined in the Floodplain Development Manual, the word or expression has the same meaning as it has in that Manual unless it is otherwise defined in this clause.
(6)  In this clause:

flood compatible material means building materials and surface finishes capable of withstanding prolonged immersion in water.

Floodplain Development Manual means the Floodplain Development Manual (ISBN 0 7347 5476 0) published by the NSW Government in April 2005.

flow path means a flow path identified in the council’s flood study or floodplain risk management study carried out in accordance with the Floodplain Development Manual.

high hazard area means a high hazard area identified in the council’s flood study or floodplain risk management study carried out in accordance with the Floodplain Development Manual.

high risk area means a high risk area identified in the council’s flood study or floodplain risk management study carried out in accordance with the Floodplain Development Manual.

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