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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 09:57) Current version
Part 8 Division 2 Subdivision 3
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.