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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 21:58)
3D.36   Building design
(1)  This clause applies to the erection of a dwelling house:
(a)  on a lot, other than a battle-axe lot, and
(b)  with a setback from a primary road of less than 10m.
(2)  The dwelling house must contain:
(a)  at least 1 door and 1 window to a habitable room at ground floor level facing the primary road, or
(b)  at least 1 door and 1 window to a habitable room at ground floor level facing any parallel road.
(3) Primary road frontage A dwelling house with a setback from a primary road of at least 3m may have an articulation zone that extends up to 1.5m forward of the minimum required setback from the primary road.
(4)  The following building elements are permitted in an articulation zone in the setback from a primary road:
(a)  an entry feature or portico,
(b)  a balcony, deck, patio, pergola, terrace or verandah,
(c)  a window box treatment,
(d)  a bay window or similar feature,
(e)  an awning or other feature over a window,
(f)  a sun shading feature,
(g)  an eave.
(5)  The maximum total area of all building elements within an articulation zone, other than a building element listed in subclause (4) (e)–(g), must not be more than 25% of the area of the articulation zone.
(6) Maximum height of building elements A building element on a dwelling house (other than a pitched roof to an entry feature or portico that has the same pitch as the roof on the dwelling house) must not extend:
(a)  more than 1m above the gutter line of the eaves of a single storey dwelling house, or
(b)  above the gutter line of the eaves of a 2 storey dwelling house.
(7) Secondary road frontage on corner lots A new dwelling house on a corner lot must have a window to a habitable room that is at least 1m2 in area and that faces and is visible from a secondary road.