Tents, marquees and booths for community events
Please refer to these provisions of the State Policy for a list of development standards relating to tents, marquees or booths for community events as complying development.
The State Policy also identifies specific development standards relating to:
- All works must be structurally adequate, installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
- 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.
- Any structures that would be located on public land or on or over a public road (including temporary structures) require separate approval from the relevant council or Roads and Maritime Services under the Roads Act 1993 and the Local Government Act 1993.
- 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 sulphate 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) 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.
- In addition, complying development cannot be carried out on land that:
- comprises an item that is listed in the State Heritage Register (unless an exemption under section 57 of the Heritage Act 1977 has been granted)
- is subject to an interim heritage order (unless an exemption under section 57 of the Heritage Act 1977 has been granted)
- is identified as an item of environmental heritage or a heritage item in an environmental planning instrument (unless an exemption under section 57 of the Heritage Act 1977 has been granted)
- Is a critical habitat under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
- Is a wilderness area under the Wilderness Act 1987.