Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Historical version for 26 April 2002 to 1 July 2002 (accessed 3 June 2020 at 13:53) Current version
Part 1
Part 1 Preliminary
1   Name of Regulation
This Regulation is the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
2   Commencement
This Regulation commences on 1 January 2001.
3   Definitions
(cf clause 3 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
In this Regulation:
alternative solution has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
approval body has the same meaning as in section 90A of the Act.
assessment method has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
building premises, in relation to a building, means the building and the land on which it is situated.
Category 1 fire safety provision means the following provisions of the Building Code of Australia, namely, EP1.3, EP1.4, EP1.6, EP2.1, EP2.2 and EP3.2 in Volume One of that Code and P2.3.2 in Volume Two of that Code.
Category 2 fire safety provision means the following provisions of the Building Code of Australia, namely, CP9, EP1.3, EP1.4, EP1.6, EP2.2 and EP3.2 in Volume One of that Code.
Category 3 fire safety provision means the following provisions of the Building Code of Australia, namely, EP1.3, EP1.4, EP1.6, EP2.2 and EP3.2 in Volume One of that Code.
class, in relation to a building, means:
(a)  in a provision of this Regulation that imposes requirements with respect to a development consent, the class to which the building belongs, as identified by that consent, or
(b)  in any other provision of this Regulation, the class to which the building belongs, as ascertained in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.
Class 1 aquaculture development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (1) (d).
concurrence authority means a person whose concurrence is, by the Act or an environmental planning instrument, required by the consent authority before determining a development application.
contributions plan means a contributions plan referred to in section 94B of the Act.
deemed-to-satisfy provisions has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
Department means the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning.
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department.
environmental impact statement means an environmental impact statement referred to in section 78A or 112 of the Act.
existing use right means a right conferred by Division 10 of Part 4 of the Act.
exit has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
Fire Commissioner means the Commissioner of New South Wales Fire Brigades.
fire compartment has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
fire protection and structural capacity of a building means:
(a)  the structural strength and load-bearing capacity of the building, and
(b)  the measures to protect persons using the building, and to facilitate their egress from the building, in the event of fire, and
(c)  the measures to restrict the spread of fire from the building to other buildings nearby.
fire safety schedule means a schedule issued in accordance with clause 168 or 182 (2), and includes:
(a)  a schedule attached to a building approval in accordance with clause 22 of the Local Government (Approvals) Regulation 1993, and
(b)  a schedule attached to a fire safety order in accordance with clause 5D of the Local Government (Orders) Regulation 1993,
as those regulations were in force immediately before the commencement of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 1997.
local newspaper means a newspaper circulating throughout the relevant area at intervals of not more than 2 weeks.
nominated integrated development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (1) (b).
other advertised development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (2).
performance requirement has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
relevant submission period means:
(a)  in relation to submissions concerning a draft development control plan, the submission period specified for the plan in the notice referred to in clause 18 (1), or
(b)  in relation to submissions concerning a draft contributions plan, the submission period specified for the plan in the notice referred to in clause 28, or
(c)  in relation to submissions concerning designated development that has been notified as required by section 79 (1) of the Act, the submission period specified for the development in the notice referred to in clause 78 (1), or
(d)  in relation to submissions concerning State significant advertised development that has been notified as required by section 79A (1) of the Act, the submission period specified for the development in the notice referred to in clause 83 (1), or
(e)  in relation to submissions concerning nominated integrated development that has been notified as required by section 79A (1) of the Act, the submission period specified for the development in the notice referred to in clause 89 (1), or
(f)  in relation to submissions concerning development that has been notified or advertised as required by a development control plan referred to in section 79A (2) of the Act, the submission period specified for the development in the instrument by which the development has been so notified or advertised, or
(g)  in relation to submissions concerning an application for authorisation as an accreditation body, the submission period specified in the notice referred to in clause 193 (1), or
(h)  in relation to submissions concerning development of a kind referred to in two or more of paragraphs (c), (d), (e) and (f), the longer or longest of those periods.
required, when used as an adjective, has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
section 94 condition means a condition under section 94 of the Act requiring the dedication of land or the payment of a monetary contribution, or both.
section 94 contribution means the dedication of land, the payment of a monetary contribution or the provision of a material public benefit, as referred to in section 94 of the Act.
State significant advertised development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (1) (a).
temporary building means a building that is stated to be a temporary building in the development consent or complying development certificate granted or issued in relation to its erection.
threatened species development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (1) (c).
4   What is designated development?
(cf clause 53C of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Development described in Part 1 of Schedule 3 is declared to be designated development for the purposes of the Act unless it is declared not to be designated development by a provision of Part 2 or 3 of that Schedule.
(2)  Part 4 of Schedule 3 defines certain words and expressions used in that Schedule.
(3)  Part 5 of Schedule 3 prescribes how certain distances are to be measured for the purposes of that Schedule.
(4)  Schedule 3, as in force when a development application is made, continues to apply to and in respect of the development application regardless of any subsequent substitution or amendment of that Schedule, and the application is unaffected by any such substitution or amendment.
(5)  References in subclause (4) to Schedule 3 include references to Schedule 3 to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 1994.
5   What is advertised development?
(cf clause 63 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of the definition of advertised development in section 4 (1) of the Act, the following types of development (not being designated development) are identified as advertised development:
(a)  State significant development referred to in section 76A (7) (b) or (d) of the Act (not being Class 1 aquaculture development), referred to in this Regulation as State significant advertised development,
(b)  integrated development (not being State significant advertised development, threatened species development or Class 1 aquaculture development) that requires an approval (within the meaning of section 90A of the Act) under:
(i)  a provision of the Heritage Act 1977 specified in section 91 (1) of the Act, or
(ii)  a provision of the Water Act 1912 specified in section 91 (1) of the Act, or
(iii)  a provision of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 specified in section 91 (1) of the Act,
referred to in this Regulation as nominated integrated development,
(c)  development referred to in section 78A (8) (b) of the Act (not being State significant advertised development), referred to in this Regulation as threatened species development,
(d)  development that, pursuant to State Environmental Planning Policy No 62—Sustainable Aquaculture, is Class 1 aquaculture development, referred to in this Regulation as Class 1 aquaculture development.
(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, each of the following kinds of development, namely:
(a)  nominated integrated development,
(b)  threatened species development,
(c)  Class 1 aquaculture development,
(d)  any development that is identified as advertised development by an environmental planning instrument or a development control plan,
is referred to in this Regulation as other advertised development.
6   When is public notice given?
(cf clause 5 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Public notice in a local newspaper is given for the purposes of this Regulation when the notice is first published in a local newspaper, even if the notice is required to be published more than once or in more than one newspaper.
7   Building Code of Australia
(cf clause 5A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of the definition of Building Code of Australia in section 4 (1) of the Act:
(a)  all amendments to that Code that are from time to time made by the Australian Building Codes Board are prescribed, and
(b)  all variations of that Code that are from time to time approved by the Australian Building Codes Board in relation to New South Wales are prescribed.
(2)  Any such amendment or variation comes into effect on the adoption date specified in that regard for New South Wales in the document by which the amendment or variation is published on behalf of the Australian Building Codes Board.
8   Notes
(cf clause 4 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The explanatory note, table of contents and notes in this Regulation do not form part of this Regulation.