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Exempt Development

Waterway structures

Minor alterations, repairs and maintenance to certain waterway structures may not need planning approval (known as exempt development) if the proposal meets the relevant development standards set out in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the State Policy).

The following works may be exempt development:

  • repairs or replacement of decking, handrails, ladders, or other non-load bearing elements
  • non-structural internal or external alterations to an existing boat shed
  • installation of emergency lighting and other equipment (such as lifebuoys), and service pedestals
  • painting and other surface treatments to protect structures from corrosion or weathering.

For a full list of development standards that apply to waterway structures under exempt development, please refer to these provisions.

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