State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007
85 Development adjacent to rail corridors
(1) This clause applies to development on land that is in or adjacent to a rail corridor, if the development—(a) is likely to have an adverse effect on rail safety, or(b) involves the placing of a metal finish on a structure and the rail corridor concerned is used by electric trains, or(c) involves the use of a crane in air space above any rail corridor, or(d) is located within 5 metres of an exposed overhead electricity power line that is used for the purpose of railways or rail infrastructure facilities.Note.Clause 45 also contains provisions relating to development that is within 5 metres of an exposed overhead electricity power line.(2) Before determining a development application for development to which this clause applies, the consent authority must—(a) within 7 days after the application is made, give written notice of the application to the rail authority for the rail corridor, and(b) take into consideration—(i) any response to the notice that is received within 21 days after the notice is given, and(ii) any guidelines that are issued by the Secretary for the purposes of this clause and published in the Gazette.(3) Land is adjacent to a rail corridor for the purpose of this clause even if it is separated from the rail corridor by a road or road related area within the meaning of the Road Transport Act 2013.