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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Current version for 13 September 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 20:18)
Subdivision 5 Shop fronts and awnings
5.9 Specified complying development
An external alteration to, or the repair or replacement of, an existing shop front or awning, or the construction of a new awning, on a building that is used for any purpose other than for the purpose of a dwelling house is development specified for this code if it is not carried out in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area.
5.10 Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must—(a) not result in an increase in the gross floor area of the building, and(b) not reduce the area of the window or other clear glass of the shop front, and(c) not reduce the level of transparency of the shop front, such as by using obscure glazing, and(d) not reduce the existing level of access to the building for people with a disability, and(e) in the case of the replacement of an awning or the construction of a new awning—be no less than 2.7m high at any point measured above ground level (existing), and(f) in the case of the replacement of an existing awning fascia—have a vertical depth for the replacement fascia not greater than the vertical depth of the existing awning fascia, and(g) in the case of the construction of a new awning—have a vertical depth for the awning fascia not greater than the average of the vertical depths of the immediately adjoining awning fascias or, if there are no adjoining awning fascias, 350mm, and(h) be no more than 3m in depth measured horizontally from the facade of the building to which it is attached, and(i) be no closer than 450mm to the edge of any kerb or alignment of any path on which vehicles travel, and(j) be designed and certified by a professional engineer, and(k) in the case of the replacement of an awning or the construction of a new awning—be constructed of non-combustible material if it is located on bush fire prone land.