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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 16:44) Current version
Part 4 Division 1 Subdivision 2
Subdivision 2 External alterations to dwelling houses
4.3   Specified complying development
The following development is specified for this code:
(a)  if the development is on land that is not within a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area—external alterations to an existing dwelling house,
(b)  if the development is on land that is within a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area—external alterations to that part of the dwelling house that is a single storey,
(c)  external alterations to existing ancillary development that is associated with a dwelling house.
4.4   Development standards
(1)  The standards specified for that development are that the development:
(a)  must not result in a change of classification of the building under the Act or the Building Code of Australia, and
(b)  must not result in a change to the floor area of the dwelling house, and
(c)  must not result in a change to the footprint of the dwelling house, and
(d)  if it is a new window in an alteration or addition to an existing dwelling house—must comply with subclause (2), and
(e)  if it is located in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area—must not be to a wall facing the primary road or any wall that connects to a wall facing the primary road.
(f)    (Repealed)
(2)  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 finished floor level if:
(a)  the window:
(i)  is in a habitable room that has a 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 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 not more than 6m, from that boundary.
(3)  Subclause (2) does not apply to a window located in a bedroom where the window has an area of not more than 2m2.