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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 5 April 2020 at 08:09) Current version
Part 8 Division 2
Division 2 Development standards for this code
Subdivision 1 General development standards
8.3   Development standards
The development standards specified for that development are as follows:
(a)  the current use of the premises must be a lawful use,
(b)  if the building to which the development relates is subject to an alternative solution relating to a fire safety requirement, the development must be consistent with that alternative solution,
(c)  the development must not reduce the level of fire safety or structural integrity provided by an existing building,
(d)  the development must not alter or extend an existing fire sprinkler system if the level of fire hazard arising from the current use of the building exceeds the level of fire hazard for which the fire sprinkler system was designed and installed,
(e)  the development must not contravene any condition of an existing development consent that applies to the land relating to vehicle access and loading facilities or result in the reduction of any car parking on the land by more than 2 car spaces,
(f)  the development must not:
(i)  result in a change of classification of the building under the Act or the Building Code of Australia, or
(ii)  result in an increase in the gross floor area of any current lawful use, or
(iii)  affect any existing fire-resisting components of any building, or
(iv)  affect the means of egress from the building in an emergency,
(g)  if the development includes excavation (unless it is for the purpose of underground pipe work connecting the system to a water main)—any excavation that is more than 600mm in depth must be supported by a structure or a structural support that has been certified by a professional engineer, and must not:
(i)  be greater than 3m below ground level (existing), or
(ii)  be less than 1.5m from any lot boundary,
(h)  all stormwater drainage collected as a result of the development must be conveyed by a gravity fed or charged system to:
(i)  a public drainage system, or
(ii)  an inter-allotment drainage system, or
(iii)  an on-site disposal system,
(i)  all stormwater drainage systems within a lot where the development is being carried out, and the connection to a public or an inter-allotment drainage system, must:
(i)  if an approval is required under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993—be approved under that Act, or
(ii)  if an approval is not required under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993—comply with any requirements for the disposal of stormwater drainage contained in a development control plan that is applicable to the land.
Subdivision 2 Water storage tanks
8.4   Development standards
The development standards applying to the installation of a new water storage tank, or an extension to an existing water storage tank for the purposes of the installation or extension of a fire sprinkler system or an alteration to a hydraulic fire safety system, are that:
(a)  the tank, or the extended existing tank, must have a capacity of no more than 100,000 litres, and
(b)  if the tank is to be located within a building—the tank must not increase the floor area of any room, and
(c)  if the tank is to be located outside a building—the tank must:
(i)  be located behind the building line of the primary public road frontage (the front of the building), unless the tank is to be located below ground level, and
(ii)  be located at least 3m from any other public road frontage, and
(iii)  have a diameter or width of not more than 6m, and
(iv)  have a height of not more than 5m above ground level (existing), and
(v)  for any tank up to 3m in height—have a setback of at least 900mm from any side or rear boundary, and
(vi)  for any tank 3m in height or greater—have a setback of at least 3m from any side or rear boundary, and
(d)  if the tank is to be located on the roof of a building:
(i)  a tank on a flat roof must be no more than 3m above the roof level and be located at least 3.5m from the parapet edge of the building, or
(ii)  a tank on a pitched roof must be no more than 1m above the ridge level of the roof of the building, and
(e)  the tank must not be located over a registered easement.
Subdivision 3 Fixed on-site fire pump sets and associated external pump houses or enclosures
8.5   Development standards
The development standards applying to the installation of a fixed-on-site fire pump set and associated pipe work, and the construction of a new internal or external pump house enclosure for the purposes of the installation or the extension of a fire sprinkler system or an alteration to a hydraulic fire safety system, are that:
(a)  the walls and roof of any pump house or any enclosure of a pump set must be of a non-combustible material, unless otherwise required by the Building Code of Australia, and
(b)  the wall of any pump house or any enclosure of a pump set must have an external wall finish that is the same colour palette as the existing premises so that the pump room or enclosure is in keeping with the existing premises, and
(c)  any development comprising the construction of an attached pump house or enclosure must not increase the floor area of an existing building by more than 20m2, and
(d)  if the pump house or enclosure is to be located outside a building, it must:
(i)  be located behind the building line of the primary public road frontage (the front of the building), unless the pump house or enclosure is to be located below ground level, and
(ii)  be located at least 3m from any other public road frontage, and
(iii)  have a height of not more than 3m above ground level (existing), and
(iv)  have a setback of at least 900mm from any side or rear boundary, and
(e)  if the pump house or enclosure is to be located on the roof of a building:
(i)  a pump house or enclosure on a flat roof must be no more than 3m above the roof level and be located at least 3.5m from the parapet edge of the building, or
(ii)  a pump house or enclosure on a pitched roof must be no more than 1m above the ridge level of the roof of the building, and
(f)  any pump house or enclosure must be soundproofed to ensure that the house or enclosure does not emit noise exceeding an LAeq of 5 dB(A) above background noise when measured at any lot boundary, and
(g)  the fixed on-site fire pump set, the pump house and the enclosure must not be located over a registered easement.
Subdivision 4 Fire mains, pipes and booster connections
8.6   Development standards
(1)  The development standards applying to the installation of a new or replacement fire main or pipe and the connection to the water supply for the purposes of the installation or extension of a fire sprinkler system or an alteration to a hydraulic fire safety system are that:
(a)  all pipe work is to be located within the building or located underground, other than the part of the pipe or main within a horizontal distance of:
(i)  2m of an above ground booster connection used by Fire and Rescue NSW, and
(ii)  2m of the point at which the pipe work enters the building, and
(b)  a fire brigade booster connection, if it is not attached to the building, must not:
(i)  have a height of more than 1.5m above ground level (existing), or
(ii)  cover an area of more than 6m2.
(2)  Despite subclause (1) (a) (ii), in relation to a building within a heritage conservation area or draft heritage conservation area, all such pipe work is to be located within the building or underground or is to be attached to the side or rear of the building.
Subdivision 5 Fire alarm communication link works
8.7   Development standards
The development standards applying to fire alarm communication link works are that the works must consist only of:
(a)  internal alterations to a building, or
(b)  internal alterations to a building together with the mounting of an antenna and any support structure on an external wall or roof of a building so as to occupy a space of not more than 450mm × 100mm × 100mm.