Strathfield Local Environmental Plan 2012
Historical version for 25 August 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 4 June 2020 at 06:25) Current version
Part 3 Clause 3.1
3.1   Exempt development
 Under section 76 of the Act, exempt development may be carried out without the need for development consent under Part 4 of the Act or for assessment under Part 5 of the Act.
The section states that exempt development:
(a)  must be of minimal environmental impact, and
(b)  cannot be carried out in a declared area of outstanding biodiversity value under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 or declared critical habitat under Part 7A of the Fisheries Management Act 1994, and
(c)  cannot be carried out in a wilderness area (identified under the Wilderness Act 1987).
(1)  The objective of this clause is to identify development of minimal environmental impact as exempt development.
(2)  Development specified in Schedule 2 that meets the standards for the development contained in that Schedule and that complies with the requirements of this Part is exempt development.
(3)  To be exempt development, the development:
(a)  must meet the relevant deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia or, if there are no such relevant provisions, must be structurally adequate, and
(b)  must not, if it relates to an existing building, cause the building to contravene the Building Code of Australia, and
(c)  must not be designated development, and
(d)  must not be carried out on land that comprises, or on which there is, an item that is listed on the State Heritage Register under the Heritage Act 1977 or that is subject to an interim heritage order under the Heritage Act 1977.
(4)  Development that relates to an existing building that is classified under the Building Code of Australia as class 1b or class 2–9 is exempt development only if:
(a)  the building has a current fire safety certificate or fire safety statement, or
(b)  no fire safety measures are currently implemented, required or proposed for the building.
(5)  To be exempt development, the development must:
(a)  be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, if applicable, and
(b)  not involve the removal, pruning or other clearing of vegetation that requires a permit, development consent or other approval unless it is undertaken in accordance with a permit, development consent or other approval.
(6)  A heading to an item in Schedule 2 is part of that Schedule.