What is ‘exempt development’ and ‘complying development’?
Minor and small scale development often does not require development assessment by Council. This type of development is identified as ‘exempt development’ or ‘complying development’.
Exempt development is minor development that has minimal environmental impact, for example aerials, barbeques, gazebos and minor building alterations.
Complying development is more substantial than the exempt development types, for example internal alterations to a house, a new single or two storey dwelling and a below ground swimming pool.
Other exempt and complying provisions
The Codes SEPP is not the only State environmental planning policy applying to Woollahra containing exempt and complying development provisions. Other SEPPs include:
For more information on these and other SEPPs, see NSW Legislation and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment listing of State policies.