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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 6 April 2020 at 16:39) Current version
2.20   Development standards
(1)  The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not result in a building classified under the Building Code of Australia as class 7a, and
(b)  not have a floor area more than:
(i)  for a lot larger than 300m2 in a rural zone or Zone R5—50m2, or
(ii)  for a lot larger than 300m2 in a zone other than a rural zone or Zone R5—25m2, or
(iii)  for a lot 300m2 or less in any zone—20m2, and
(c)  be not higher than 3m above ground level (existing) or, if attached to an existing single storey dwelling, be not higher than the roof gutter line, and
(d)  be located at least 1m behind the building line of any road frontage, and
(e)  be located at a distance from each lot boundary of at least:
(i)  for development carried out in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4, RU6 or R5—5m, or
(ii)  for development carried out in any other zone—900mm, and
(f)  have 2 or more sides open and not less than one-third of its perimeter open, and
(g)  to the extent it is comprised of metal components—be constructed of low reflective, factory pre-coloured materials, and
(h)  not involve the construction of a new driveway or gutter crossing unless the consent of the relevant road authority for each opening of a public road required for the development has been obtained under the Roads Act 1993, and
(i)  be constructed or installed so that any roofwater is disposed of into the existing stormwater drainage system, and
(j)  if it is connected to a fascia—be connected in accordance with a professional engineer’s specifications, and
(k)    (Repealed)
(l)  if it is located on bush fire prone land and is less than 5m from a dwelling—be constructed of non-combustible material, and
(m)  if it is constructed or installed in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area—be located in the rear yard, and
(n)  be located so that it does not reduce vehicular access to, or parking or loading or unloading on, or from, the lot.
(2)  The roof of the development must be located at least 500mm from each lot boundary.
(3)  There must not be more than 1 development:
(a)  per lot if there is a dwelling on the lot, or
(b)  per lot or per each separate occupation of premises on the lot, whichever is the greater, in any other case.