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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 16 September 2019 at 22:20)
Subdivision 18 Fences (certain rural zones, environment protection zones and Zone R5)
2.35 Specified development
The construction or installation of a fence on land within Zone RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4 or RU6, an environment protection zone or Zone R5 is development specified for this code if it is not constructed or installed:(a) on a lot, or along a common boundary of a lot, that contains a heritage item or a draft heritage item, or(b) along the boundary of, or within the setback area of, a primary or secondary road within a heritage conservation area or draft heritage conservation area.Note.If the fence is a dividing fence, the Dividing Fences Act 1991 also applies.
2.36 Development standards
(1) The standards specified for that development are that the development must:(a) not be higher than 1.8m above ground level (existing), and(b) not include any masonry construction that extends more than 3m from either side of the entrance to the property from the primary road, and(c) be constructed using post and wire or post and rail, and(d) if it includes an entrance gate—not have a gate that opens outwards, and(e) if it is located in a core koala habitat or potential koala habitat within the meaning of State Environmental Planning Policy No 44—Koala Habitat Protection or in a movement corridor used by koalas—be constructed or installed in accordance with any relevant council policy or guideline under that Policy, and(f) if it is located on bush fire prone land—be constructed of non-combustible materials or hardwood, and(g) if it is constructed of metal components—be of low reflective, factory pre-coloured materials, and(h) if it is electrical fencing—be constructed in accordance with AS/NZS 3014:2003, Electrical installations–electrical fences, and(i) if it is constructed or installed on a flood control lot—not redirect or interrupt the flow of surface or ground water on that lot.(2) Despite subclause (1), if the fence is erected on a sloping site and stepped to accommodate the fall in the land the fence may be not more than 2.2m above ground level (existing) at each step.