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State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
Current version for 14 July 2017 to date (accessed 17 October 2017 at 20:23)
Chapter 2 Clause 10
10   Seniors housing
In this Policy, seniors housing is residential accommodation that is, or is intended to be, used permanently for seniors or people with a disability consisting of:
(a)  a residential care facility, or
(b)  a hostel, or
(c)  a group of self-contained dwellings, or
(d)  a combination of these,
but does not include a hospital.
 The concept of seniors housing is intended to be a shorthand phrase encompassing both housing for seniors and for people with a disability. This Policy deals with both kinds of housing.
Accommodation provided by seniors housing does not have to be limited to seniors or people with a disability. Clause 18 provides that seniors housing may be used for the accommodation of the following:
(a)  seniors or people who have a disability,
(b)  people who live within the same household with seniors or people who have a disability,
(c)  staff employed to assist in the administration of and provision of services to housing provided under this Policy.
Relevant classifications in the Building Code of Australia for the different types of residential accommodation are as follows:
(a)  Class 3, 9a or 9c in relation to residential care facilities,
(b)  Class 1b or 3 in relation to hostels,
(c)  Class 1a or 2 in relation to self contained dwellings.