Neighbourhood and local centres provide for a range of retail, business, entertainment and community uses for the people who live, work or visit the area. Your neighbourhood centre is where you might find your local café, barber shop or dentist, a place for local communities to meet and take care of their daily needs.
The Neighbourhood Centres program, an initiative under the NSW Planning Reforms, provides guidance to busnesses, communities and councils about how neighbourhood centres can be activatee and improved using exempt and complying development planning pathways.
Read the following fact sheet if you want to understand more about the exempt and complying development approval pathways.
The NSW Government’s State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (State policy for exempt and complying development) can be used to set up new businesses or help existing businesses to change their use.
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The department has developed a suite of tools to provide more information on exempt and complying development.
As different businesses have different needs, we have created animations and fact sheets for different business types.
To find out what can be carried out through the exempt and complying development pathways in your neighbourhood, watch these animations:
Hairdessers, Barber or Beauty Salon
Read the following fact sheet to find out more about complying development for Hairdressers, a barber shop or beauty salon:
Café or Restaurant
Read the following fact sheet to find out more about complying development for a café or restauant:
Retail shop or Office
Read the following fact sheet to find out more about complying development for a retail shop or office:
Read the following fact sheets to find out more about:
- Change of Use - health care professional
- Change of Use - neighbourhood shop
- Change of Use - office premises
- Change of Use - takeaway food or drink shop
- Change of use: Temporary Community Event
If you have questions, please email the Codes Team [email protected] or give our Codes Hotline a call on 13 77 88.