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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Current version for 8 February 2019 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 21:34)
3C.26   Other development standards for detached garages and carports
(1) Car parking and vehicle access requirements All off-street car parking spaces and vehicle access must comply with AS 2890.1:2004, Parking facilities—Off-street car parking.
(2)  The off-street car parking space for a battle-axe lot must be constructed so that vehicles can leave the lot in a forward direction.
(3)  A detached garage or carport may only be erected on a lot that has a width of less than 8m at the building line if the only vehicular access to the lot is from a secondary road, a parallel road or a lane.
(4)  A detached garage must be located at the rear of the dwelling house if the width of the lot is not more than 7m measured at the building line.
(5)  A carport must have 2 or more sides open and have not less than one-third of its perimeter open.
(6) Primary road setbacks A detached garage or carport that is accessed from a primary road must have a minimum setback as shown in the following table:
Primary road setback of dwelling house
Minimum required garage or carport setback from primary road
<4.5m
5.5m
4.5m or more
At least 1m behind the building line of the dwelling house
(7) Secondary road setbacks A detached garage or carport on a corner lot must have a minimum setback from the secondary road as shown in the following table:
Lot area
Minimum setback from primary road
200m2–600m2
2m
>600m2–1,500m2
3m
>1,500m2
5m
(8) Rear setbacks A detached garage or carport must have a minimum setback from the rear boundary as shown in the following table:
Lot area
Minimum setback from rear boundary
>200m2–900m2
900mm
>900m2–1,500m2
1.5m
>1,500m2
2.5m
(9) Built to rear boundary Despite subclause (8), a detached garage or carport of masonry construction may be built to the rear boundary if:
(a)  the lot area is at least 200m2, but not more than 300m2, and
(b)  the wall of a building on the adjoining lot within 900mm of that boundary (if any) is of masonry construction and does not have a window facing that boundary.
(10) Maximum width of garage doors The maximum width of all detached garage and carport door openings facing a primary, secondary or parallel road is shown in the following table:
Lot width at the building line
Maximum width of garage doors
8m–12m
3.2m
>12m
6m
Note 1.
 Battle-axe lot, boundary wall, building line, corner lot, detached, dwelling house, gross floor area, heritage conservation area, lane, parallel road, primary road, secondary road and setback are defined in clause 1.5.
Note 2.
 Building height and ground level (existing) have the same meanings as they have in the Standard Instrument.