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Complying Development

Home-based enterprises

Some business and commercial enterprises may be carried out in a house

The State Policy lists two types of home enterprises that may be carried out in a house as complying development (fast-track approval process):

All development must comply with the conditions contained in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, and the standard conditions located in these provisions of the State Policy.

Other considerations

  • Generally, complying development cannot be carried out on:

    • land within a heritage conservation area, or a draft heritage conservation area (there are some exceptions, please check the relevant development standards for more information.)
    • land reserved for a public purpose
    • class 1 or 2 land on council’s acid sulfate soils map
    • land in a buffer area
    • land in a riverfront area
    • land in an ecologically sensitive area
    • environmentally sensitive land
    • land in a protected area
    • land affected by a coastline hazard, coastal hazard or coastal erosion hazard
    • land in a foreshore area
    • land in the 25 Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) System counter or a higher ANEF counter
    • unsewered land in a drinking water catchment identified in an environmental planning instrument
    • land declared as a special area
    • land in an environmentally sensitive area.
Last updated: 19/05/2023