State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Historical version for 19 November 2014 to 31 December 2014 (accessed 28 May 2020 at 03:10) Current version
Part 4A Division 1 Subdivision 3
Subdivision 3 Tents, marquees or booths for community events
4A.5   Specified development
The construction or installation of a tent, marquee or booth used for a community event is development specified for this code if it is not exempt development and is carried out on any of the following land:
(a)  land in a business, industrial (other than heavy industrial), open space or special purpose zone,
(b)  land that is unzoned.
4A.6   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that:
(a)  each tent, marquee or booth must not have a total floor area exceeding 500m2, and
(b)  for all tents, marquees and booths being used at the same time—the development must not have a total floor area exceeding 1,000m2, and
(c)  each tent, marquee or booth must be located at least 3m from any boundary of the land unless the land is under the ownership, control or management of a council or public authority and that council or public authority has provided its consent in writing to the temporary use of the land for the erection of the tent, marquee or booth, and
(d)  each tent, marquee or booth must be erected so as to ensure that there is a distance of at least 1.5m from any other tent, marquee or booth that is unobstructed so as to allow for pedestrian circulation unless that other tent, marquee or booth is attached with no separation, and
(e)  each tent or marquee with an area exceeding 300m2 must be located at least 6m from any other tent or marquee, and from any booth, to minimise the risk of fire spread, and
(f)  each tent or marquee with an area exceeding 300m2 must be provided with a system of emergency lighting and an additional electrical supply capable of providing emergency lighting in the event of a power failure, and
(g)  each tent or marquee must have the following number of exits arranged so as to afford a ready means of egress from all parts of the tent or marquee to open space or a road:
(i)  if the tent or marquee has a floor area of not more than 25m2—1 exit,
(ii)  if the tent or marquee has a floor area of not more than 100m2—2 exits,
(iii)  in any other case—4 exits, and
(h)  if any tent or marquee will include internal seating, stalls, tables or other obstructions, a clear path of travel to any exit no greater than 40m in length must be provided, and
(i)  each tent, marquee or booth must have a width for each exit of at least:
(i)  if the floor area of the tent, marquee or booth is less than 150m2—850mm, or
(ii)  in any other case—1m, and
(j)  no tent or marquee can have a height for the walls exceeding 6m, and
(k)  each tent, marquee or booth must have a height, as measured from the surface on which the tent or marquee is erected to the highest point of the tent, marquee or booth, not exceeding 8m, and
(l)  each tent, marquee or booth must resist loads determined in accordance with the following Australian and New Zealand Standards:
(i)  AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles,
(ii)  AS/NZS 1170.1:2002, Structural design actions, Part 1: Permanent, imposed and other actions,
(iii)  AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions.