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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 15:22) Current version
2.64   Development standards
(1)  The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  if it is on land other than land in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4, RU6, R5, E2, E3 or E4:
(i)  for an educational establishment—not have a capacity of more than 25,000 L, and
(ii)  in any other case—not have a capacity more than 10,000 L, and
(iii)  be located at least 450mm from each lot boundary, if the tank has a height of more than 1.8m above ground level (existing), and
(b)  if it is on land in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4, RU6, R5, E2, E3 or E4—be located at least 10m from each lot boundary, and
(c)  be located behind the building line of any road frontage, and
(d)  not rest on the footings of an existing building for support, and
(e)  not require cut and fill of more than 1m below or above ground level (existing), and
(f)  be fitted with a screened rain head designed to ensure self-cleaning and prevent leaf litter entering into the water tank, and
(g)  be fitted with a first-flush device incorporating an automatic resetting valve that causes initial run-off rainwater to bypass the tank, and
(h)  be constructed or installed with inlets and outlets designed to prevent mosquitoes breeding in it, and
(i)  have its overflow connected to an existing stormwater drainage system that does not discharge to an adjoining property, or cause a nuisance to adjoining owners, and
(j)  have a sign affixed to it with a statement to the effect that the water in the tank is rainwater, and
(k)  if it is constructed or installed on or in a heritage item or a draft heritage item—be located in the rear yard.
(2)  Pumps attached to the development must be housed in an enclosure that is soundproofed.
(3)  If reticulated water is provided to the lot, the development must not be interconnected with any system supplying drinking water to the lot unless it complies with the relevant water authority’s requirements.
(4)  In this clause:
educational establishment means a building or place used for education (including teaching) and includes a pre-school, a school, a tertiary institution that provides formal education (such as a university or TAFE establishment) and an art gallery or museum that is not used to sell the items displayed in it (whether or not the building or place is also used for accommodation for staff or students).