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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Current version for 13 September 2019 to date (accessed 17 September 2019 at 18:42)
Part 4 Division 1 Subdivision 2A
Subdivision 2A External alterations to residential accommodation other than dwelling houses and ancillary development
4.4A   Specified complying development
External alterations to existing residential accommodation (other than a dwelling house) or existing ancillary development to residential accommodation (other than a dwelling house) is development specified for this code if the development is—
(a)  on land that is not within a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area, and
(b)  on land that is not identified as being within a flood control lot, and
(c)  not the erection of a new balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah.
4.4B   Development standards
(1)  The standards specified for that development are that the development—
(a)  must not result in a change of classification of the building under the Act or the Building Code of Australia, and
(b)  must not result in an increase to the gross floor area of the existing residential accommodation or ancillary development, and
(c)  must only use materials and finishes of a similar colour palette and substance to the existing building, and
(d)  must not affect any existing fire resisting components of the building, and
(e)  must not affect the means of egress from the building in an emergency, and
(f)  must comply with any height limits contained in an environmental planning instrument applying to the land or, if there are no such limits, the external works must not be higher than the uppermost habitable floor level, and
(g)  must be located at least 3m from any side or rear boundary, and
(h)  must be located behind the building line of any primary or secondary road frontage.
(2)  Subclause (1) (g) and (h) do not apply if the development is for the purpose of providing pedestrian access in the form of an access ramp or stair lift to the ground floor level, including any balustrade, handrail or other device relating to safety.
(3)  If the development is for the purposes of external works to an existing building, the development must only be to the first 3 storeys of the building, not including any basement or parking level, unless the development is for—
(a)  the installation of services and utilities, or
(b)  the alteration of existing services and utilities.
(4)  If the development is for the purpose of an alteration to an existing balcony, deck, patio, terrace or verandah, the development must not increase the floor area or the floor level above ground level (existing) of the development.