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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 10:34) Current version
3A.33 Swimming pools
(1) Ancillary development comprising a swimming pool for private use must be located on a lot:(a) behind the setback area from a primary road, or(b) in the rear yard.Note.Development for the purposes of a swimming pool is not complying development under this Code unless it is ancillary to a dwelling house.(2) The swimming pool water line must have a setback of at least 1m from a side or rear boundary.(2A) Despite subclauses (1) and (2), if the swimming pool is being constructed in a heritage conservation area, the swimming pool must be located:(a) behind the rear most building line of the dwelling house, and(b) no closer to each side boundary than the dwelling house.(3) Decking around a swimming pool must not be more than 600mm above ground level (existing).(4) Coping around a swimming pool must not be more than:(a) 1.4m above ground level (existing), or(b) 300mm wide if the coping is more than 600mm above ground level (existing).(5) Water from a swimming pool must be discharged in accordance with an approval under the Local Government Act 1993 if the lot is not connected to a sewer main.(6) Any pump attached to the development must be housed in an enclosure that is soundproofed.(7) If the swimming pool is being constructed after, and at a different time to, the erection of a dwelling house on the lot, the development standards for this Code (other than the standards referred to in clause 3A.24 and this clause) do not apply to the construction.Note 1.A child-resistant barrier must be constructed or installed in accordance with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992.Note 2.Requirements relating to excavation for the purposes of a swimming pool are set out in clause 3A.29.