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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)
3D.23   Other development standards for balconies, decks, patios, pergolas terraces and verandahs attached to side or rear of dwelling house
(1)  The erection of a balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah that is attached to the side or rear elevation of a dwelling house is only permitted on a lot if:
(a)  the area of the lot is more than 300m2, and
(b)  the width of the lot, measured at the building line, is more than 10m.
(2)  The maximum height of the floor level of the balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah is the height shown in the following table:
Setback from the side or rear boundary
Maximum permitted floor level above ground level (existing)
<3m
2m
3m–6m
3m
>6m
4m
(3)  The total floor area of all attached side or rear balconies, decks, patios, pergola, terraces and verandahs that, after the completion of the development:
(a)  are within 6m from a side or rear boundary, and
(b)  have a finished floor level of more than 2m above ground level (existing),
must not be more than 12m2.
Note 1.
 Attached, building line, dwelling house and floor area are defined in clause 1.5.
Note 2.
 Ground level (existing) has the same meaning as it has in the Standard Instrument.
Note 3.
 A balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah may require a privacy screen—see clause 3D.26.