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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 16:28) Current version
3.14   Setbacks of dwelling houses and ancillary development from roads other than classified roads
(1)  A dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot must have a setback from the boundary with a primary road that is not a classified road of at least:
(a)  the average distance of the setbacks of the nearest 2 dwelling houses having the same primary road boundary and located within 40m of the lot on which the dwelling house is erected, or
(b)  if 2 dwelling houses are not located within 40m of the lot:
(i)  if the lot has an area of not more than 300m2—3m, or
(ii)  if the lot has an area of more than 300m2 but not more than 900m2—4.5m, or
(iii)  if the lot has an area of more than 900m2 but not more than 1500m2—6.5m, or
(iv)  if the lot has an area of more than 1500m2—10m.
(2)  A dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot must have a setback from a boundary with a parallel road that is not a classified road of at least 3m.
(3)  Despite subclause (2), an outbuilding may be built within 3m of, or abut, a parallel road boundary that is not a classified road for not more than 50% of the length of that boundary.
(4)  A dwelling house and all ancillary development on a lot must have a setback from a boundary with a secondary road that is not a classified road of at least the following:
(a)  if the lot has an area of at least 200m2 but not more than 600m2—2m, or
(b)  if the lot has an area of more than 600m2 but not more than 1,500m2—3m, or
(c)  if the lot has an area of more than 1500m2—5m.
(5)  For the purposes of this clause, if a lot is a corner lot:
(a)  one of the boundaries that is 6m or more in length is taken to be a boundary with a primary road, and
(b)  the other boundaries are taken to be boundaries with a secondary road.
(6)  For the purposes of this clause, if a lot has contiguous boundaries with a road or roads but is not a corner lot, the lot is taken to have a boundary only with a primary road.
(7)  If the setback provided for a dwelling house from a secondary road boundary is not more than 4.5m:
(a)  the walls of the dwelling house within 4.5m of and facing the secondary road boundary must include:
(i)  building elements identified in clause 3.22 (1) (a), (b) or (d) for a minimum of 20% of the length of the elevation of those walls that extend not more than 1m from those walls, or
(ii)  a step of at least 600mm in depth for at least 20% of the length of the elevation of those walls, and
(b)  any part of a gable or hipped roof that overhangs walls within 4.5m of the secondary road boundary must include eaves that extend for the length of those walls and project at least 450mm but not more than 1m from those walls.