Contents (2004 - 143)
State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
Part 4 Development standards to be complied with
Division 1 General
40 Development standards—minimum sizes and building height
(1) General A consent authority must not consent to a development application made pursuant to this Chapter unless the proposed development complies with the standards specified in this clause.(2) Site size The size of the site must be at least 1,000 square metres.(3) Site frontage The site frontage must be at least 20 metres wide measured at the building line.(4) Height in zones where residential flat buildings are not permitted If the development is proposed in a residential zone where residential flat buildings are not permitted:(a) the height of all buildings in the proposed development must be 8 metres or less, andNote.Development consent for development for the purposes of seniors housing cannot be refused on the ground of the height of the housing if all of the proposed buildings are 8 metres or less in height. See clauses 48 (a), 49 (a) and 50 (a).(b) a building that is adjacent to a boundary of the site (being the site, not only of that particular development, but also of any other associated development to which this Policy applies) must be not more than 2 storeys in height, andNote.The purpose of this paragraph is to avoid an abrupt change in the scale of development in the streetscape.(c) a building located in the rear 25% area of the site must not exceed 1 storey in height.(5) Development applications to which clause does not apply Subclauses (2), (3) and (4) (c) do not apply to a development application made by any of the following:(a) the Department of Housing,(b) any other social housing provider.
Division 2 Residential care facilities—standards concerning accessibility and useability
Note.Development standards concerning accessibility and useability for residential care facilities are not specified in this Policy. For relevant standards, see the Commonwealth aged care accreditation standards and the Building Code of Australia.
Division 3 Hostels and self-contained dwellings—standards concerning accessibility and useability
41 Standards for hostels and self-contained dwellings
(1) A consent authority must not consent to a development application made pursuant to this Chapter to carry out development for the purpose of a hostel or self-contained dwelling unless the proposed development complies with the standards specified in Schedule 3 for such development.(2) Despite the provisions of clauses 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15–20 of Schedule 3, a self-contained dwelling, or part of such a dwelling, that is located above the ground floor in a multi-storey building does not have to comply with the requirements of those provisions if the development application is made by, or by a person jointly with, a social housing provider.