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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 5 April 2020 at 08:03) Current version
Part 2 Division 1 Subdivision 33
Subdivision 33 Rainwater tanks (below ground)
2.65   Specified development
The construction or installation of a rainwater tank below ground is development specified for this code if:
(a)  it is constructed or installed on land in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4, RU6 or R5, and
(b)  it is not constructed or installed on land that is identified on an Acid Sulfate Map as being Class 1–5, and
(c)  it is not constructed or installed on land that is identified as an environmentally sensitive area.
2.66   Development standards
(1)  The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  be fitted with a first-flush device that causes initial run-off rainwater to bypass the tank, and
(b)  have a sign affixed to it stating the water in it is rainwater, and
(c)  be constructed or installed to prevent mosquitoes breeding in it, and
(d)  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
(e)  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.