State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
17 Development on land adjoining land zoned primarily for urban purposes
(1) Subject to subclause (2), a consent authority must not consent to a development application made pursuant to this Chapter to carry out development on land that adjoins land zoned primarily for urban purposes unless the proposed development is for the purpose of any of the following:(a) a hostel,(b) a residential care facility,(c) serviced self-care housing.(2) A consent authority must not consent to a development application made pursuant to this Chapter to carry out development for the purposes of serviced self-care housing on land that adjoins land zoned primarily for urban purposes unless the consent authority is satisfied that the housing will be provided:(a) for people with a disability, or(b) in combination with a residential care facility, or(c) as a retirement village (within the meaning of the Retirement Villages Act 1999).Note.Clause 13 (3) defines serviced self-care housing as seniors housing that consists of self-contained dwellings where meals, cleaning services, personal care and nursing care are available on site. Clause 42 requires the consent authority to be satisfied that residents of such housing have reasonable access to services. Clause 42 also provides that if services are limited to those provided under Government provided or funded community based care packages, this does not constitute reasonable access to services.