Exempt Development

The NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt & Complying Development Codes) 2008 outlines specific development types of which are considered exempt from requiring Council approval. The policy identifies minor development types such as carports, decks, garden sheds, farm buildings, patios, rainwater tanks etc.

In order for the proposed development to be considered exempt, the development must comply with the Division 1 Preliminary and Division 2 Exempt and Complying Development and the applicable Subdivision controls identified in the NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt & Complying Development Codes) 2008.

Alternatively, fact sheets on Exempt Development can be found on the NSW Planning Portal Website.

If the proposed development does not comply with the provisions within the NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt & Complying Development Codes) 2008, the development may be able to be approved under the CDC or DA process.