Building or installing fire alarms is not covered under the State Policy, as defined under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
The Policy identifies specific development standards relating to:
- a mast, aerial or antenna that is attached to a mast
- ground-mounted aerials and antennae
- attaching an aerial, antennae or communication dish to a building.
Examples of aerials, antennae and communication dishes that can be installed as exempt development
The number of aerials, antennae and communication dishes allowed on a lot as exempt development must not exceed:
- a total of three aerials, antennae and communication dishes
- more than one ground mounted mast or antenna on a lot.
If there is more than one house on the lot, for example a dual occupancy, one aerial, antenna or dish is permitted for each house.
For a full list of development standards that apply to aerials, antennae and communication dishes under exempt development, please refer to these provisions of the State Policy.
- 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.
- All 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.
- It is important to check what land-based policies apply to your lot to ensure exempt or complying development is permitted. Exempt development cannot be carried out on the following land: