State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Subdivision 14 Driveways and hard stand spaces
2.27 Specified development
The following development is specified for this code if it is not constructed or installed on or in a heritage item or a draft heritage item, in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area, on land in a foreshore area or in an environmentally sensitive area:(a) the construction or installation of a driveway associated with access to an open hard stand space, a carport, a loading bay or a garage,(b) the construction or installation of a hard stand space associated with a driveway, whether open or part of a carport.
2.28 Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:(a) be constructed or installed so that any surface water or runoff is disposed of by a drainage system that is connected to the existing stormwater drainage system, and(b) be constructed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004, Parking facilities, Part 1: Off-street car parking or AS: 2890.2—2002, Parking facilities, Part 2: Off-street commercial vehicle facilities, and(c) if the development is ancillary development to a dwelling—not require cut or fill more than 600mm below or above ground level (existing), and(d) if the development is not ancillary development to a dwelling—not require cut or fill more than 1m below or above ground level (existing), and(e) if the development is a driveway:(i) not be wider than the open hard stand space, carport or garage with which it is associated, and(ii) be constructed in accordance with the relevant road authority’s policy and specifications on vehicle and driveway crossings, and(iii) be subject to written consent from the relevant roads authority (if required under section 138 of the Roads Act 1993) for the building of any kerb, crossover or driveway, and(f) if the development is a hard stand space:(i) measure at least 2.6m wide by 5.4m long, and(ii) have an area of not more than 20m2, and(iii) if the development is ancillary to a dwelling—be located at least 1m behind the building line of any road frontage (other than a laneway) and at least 900mm from each side or rear boundary, and(iv) in any other case—be located clear of any required landscaped area, and(g) if the development is constructed or installed in a residential zone or rural zone—not result in the total area of all driveway or hardstand areas, pathways and paved areas on the lot exceeding 15% of the area of the lot or 150m2, whichever is the lesser, and(h) if constructed or installed in a residential zone:(i) if a lot has a width at the front building line of not more than 18m—have at least 25% of the area forward of the building line as landscaped area, and(ii) if a lot has a width at the front building line of more than 18m—have at least 50% of the area forward of the building line as landscaped area.