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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Current version for 13 September 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 20:13)
Subdivision 35 Screen enclosures (of balconies, decks, patios, pergolas, terraces and verandahs)
2.69 Specified development
The construction or installation of a screen by attaching it to a balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah of a dwelling is development specified for this code if it is not constructed or installed on or in a heritage item or a draft heritage item.
2.70 Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must—(a) not have a solid enclosing wall higher than 1.4m above the floor level of the structure it is enclosing, and(b) if it encloses a structure attached to the ground level of a single storey dwelling or the upper level of a two storey dwelling—not be higher than the roof gutter line, and(c) if it encloses a structure attached to the ground level of a two storey dwelling—not be higher than 3m above the floor level of the structure it is enclosing, and(d) if it encloses a freestanding structure—not be higher than 3m above the floor level of the structure it is enclosing, and(e) if it encloses a structure attached to the upper level of a two storey dwelling—not enclose an area of more than 9m2, and(f) be located behind the building line of any road frontage, and(g) be located at least 900mm from each lot boundary, and(h) to the extent it is comprised of metal components—be constructed of low reflective, factory pre-coloured materials, and(i) if it is connected to a fascia—be connected in accordance with a professional engineer’s specifications, and(j) if it is not located on bush fire prone land—have at least two-thirds of its perimeter comprising open screen mesh material, and(j1) if it is located on bush fire prone land—cover all openings, including any sub-floor areas, operable windows, vents and eaves, and be made of a non-corrosive metal material with a maximum aperture of 2mm, and(k) if it is located on bush fire prone land and is less than 5m from a dwelling—be constructed of non-combustible material, and(l) if it is constructed or installed in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area—not be attached to any balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah that faces any road.