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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 10 April 2020 at 10:36) Current version
3.23   Privacy
(1)  A window in a new dwelling house, or a new window in any alteration or addition to an existing dwelling house, must have a privacy screen for any part of the window that is less than 1.5m above floor level if:
(a)  the window:
(i)  is in a habitable room that has a finished floor level of more than 1m above ground level (existing), and
(ii)  has a sill height of less than 1.5m above that floor level, and
(iii)  faces a side or rear boundary and is less than 3m from that boundary, or
(b)  the window:
(i)  is in a habitable room that has a finished floor level of more than 3m above ground level (existing), and
(ii)  has a sill height of less than 1.5m above that floor level, and
(iii)  faces a side or rear boundary and is at least 3m, but no more than 6m, from that boundary.
(2)  Subclause (1) does not apply to a window located in a bedroom where the window has an area of not more than 2m2.
(3)  A new balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah and any alteration to an existing balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah that has a floor area of more than 3m2 must have a privacy screen if the balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah is:
(a)  within 3m of a side or rear boundary and has a floor level more than 1m above ground level (existing), or
(b)  between 3m and 6m of a side or rear boundary and has a floor level more than 2m above ground level (existing).
(4)  Any privacy screen required under subclause (3) must be installed:
(a)  to a height of at least 1.7m, but not more than 2.2m, above the finished floor level of the balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah, and
(b)  at the edge of that part of the development that is within the areas specified in subclause (3) (a) or (b) and is parallel to or faces towards the relevant side or rear boundary.