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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Historical version for 19 November 2014 to 31 December 2014 (accessed 8 April 2020 at 19:04) Current version
Part 1 Division 2 Clause 1.16
1.16   General requirements for exempt development
(1)  To be exempt development for the purposes of this Policy, the development:
(a)  must meet the relevant deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia, or if there are no such relevant provisions, must be structurally adequate, and
(b)  must not, if it relates to an existing building, cause the building to contravene the Building Code of Australia, and
(c)  must not be carried out on land that is, or on which there is, an item that is listed on the State Heritage Register under the Heritage Act 1977, or that is subject to an interim heritage order under that Act.
(d)    (Repealed)
(1A)  Despite subclause (1) (c), if development meets the requirements and standards specified by this Policy and that development:
(a)  has been granted an exemption under section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977, or
(b)  is subject to an exemption under section 57 (1A) or (3) of that Act,
the development is exempt development under this Policy.
(1B)  If an item listed on the State Heritage Register is not located on, or does not comprise, the whole of the relevant land, subclause (1) (c) applies only to the part of the land that is described and mapped on that register.
(1C)  If an item not listed on the State Heritage Register but identified as an item of environmental heritage in an environmental planning instrument does not comprise, or is not located on, the whole of the relevant land, any restriction on carrying out development on the relevant land on which the item is located applies only to the part of the land that is described and mapped on that instrument.
(2)  Development that relates to an existing building that is classified under the Building Code of Australia as class 1b or class 2–9 is exempt development for the purposes of this Policy only if:
(a)  the building has a current fire safety certificate or fire safety statement, or
(b)  no fire safety measures are currently implemented, required or proposed for the building.
(3)  To be exempt development for the purposes of this Policy, the development must:
(a)  be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, if applicable, and
(b)  not involve the removal or pruning of a tree or other vegetation that requires a permit or development consent for removal or pruning, unless that removal or pruning is undertaken in accordance with a permit or development consent.
Note.
 A permit for the removal or pruning of a tree or other vegetation may be granted under a local environmental plan. A development consent for the removal of native vegetation may be granted under the Native Vegetation Act 2003.
(4)    (Repealed)