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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 22:26)
3A.16   Setbacks of dwelling houses from side boundaries
(1)  This clause applies to a dwelling house and any carport, garage, balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah that is attached to the dwelling house (a building).
(2)  Any point of a building, on a lot to which this code applies, must have a setback from the side boundary nearest to that point of at least the following distance:
(a)  if the lot is in Zone R5 and has an area of less than 4,000m2—2.5m,
(b)  if the lot is in Zone R5, and has an area of at least 4,000m2, or is in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4 or RU6—10m.