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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Current version for 8 February 2019 to date (accessed 26 June 2019 at 06:44)
Subdivision 40 Water features and ponds
2.79 Specified development
The construction or installation of a water feature or pond is development specified for this code if it is not constructed or installed on or in a heritage item or a draft heritage item.
2.80 Development standards
(1) The standards specified for that development are that the development must:(a) not have a water depth of more than 300mm, and(a1) not have a surface area of more than 10m2, and(b) if it is constructed or installed in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area—be located in the rear yard.(2) Despite subclause 1 (a), a pond sump may be placed in a water feature or pond below a water depth of 300mm if the sump is covered with a bolted or anchored grate that is capable of supporting a weight of 150kg.