Generally, the development must:
- not constructed on land:
- in a foreshore area
- in an environmentally sensitive area
- in a heritage conservation area
- in a draft heritage conservation area.
- not be constructed or installed on or in a heritage item or a draft heritage item
- be constructed or installed so any surface water or runoff is disposed of by a drainage system connected to existing storm water drainage system
- be constructed in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004, Parking facilities, Part 1: Off-street car parking or AS: 2890.2—2002, Parking facilities, Part 2: Off-street commercial vehicle facilities.
For a full list of development standards that driveways and hardstand spaces must meet to be exempt development, please refer to these provisions in the State Policy .
The area requirements of driveways and hardstand spaces, pathways and paving that can be installed as exempt development is indicated in the diagram above.
- If you propose to remove or prune any existing trees or vegetation, you should contact your council first to make sure you don’t need approval for this.
- Works must be structurally adequate, installed in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
- Any structures that would be located on public land, or on or over a public road (including temporary structures), must have separate approval from the relevant council, or Roads and Maritime Services under the Roads Act 1993 and the Local Government Act 1993 .
- Generally , exempt development cannot be carried out on: