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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 16:01) Current version
Subdivision 6 Balconies, decks, patios, pergolas, terraces and verandahs
2.11 Specified development
The construction or installation of a balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah (whether free standing or attached to the ground floor level of a building, or roofed or unroofed) is development specified for this code if it is not constructed or installed on or in a heritage item or a draft heritage item or on land in a foreshore area.
2.12 Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:(a) (Repealed)(b) have an area of not more than 25m2, and(c) not cause the total floor area of all such structures on the lot to be more than:(i) for a lot larger than 300m2—15% of the ground floor area of the dwelling on the lot, or(ii) for a lot 300m2 or less—25m2, and(d) not have an enclosing wall higher than 1.4m, and(e) be located behind the building line of any road frontage, and(f) 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out in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4, RU6 or R5—5m, or(ii) for development carried out in any other zone—900mm, and(g) (Repealed)(h) to the extent it is comprised of metal components—be constructed of low reflective, factory pre-coloured materials, and(i) have a floor height not more than 1m above ground level (existing), and(j) if it is a roofed structure attached to a dwelling—not extend above the roof gutter line of the dwelling, and(j1) be no higher than 3m at its highest point above ground level (existing), and(k) if it is connected to a fascia—be connected in accordance with a professional engineer’s specifications, and(l) be constructed or installed so that any roofwater is disposed of into an existing stormwater drainage system, and(m) not interfere with the functioning of existing drainage fixtures or flow paths, and(n) if it is located on bush fire prone land and is less than 5m from a dwelling—be constructed of non-combustible material, and(o) if it is constructed or installed in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area—be located behind the building line of any road frontage.