State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007
Current version for 26 June 2020 to date (accessed 9 August 2020 at 01:40)
Part 3 Division 5 Subdivision 2
Subdivision 2 Development likely to affect an electricity transmission or distribution network
44   Excavation—corridors in City of Sydney
(1)  This clause applies to a development application (or an application for modification of a consent) for development that involves the penetration of ground to a depth of at least 3m below ground level (existing) on land that is within 10m (measured radially) of the centreline of any of the following electricity supply corridors (or parts of such corridors)—
(a)  the part of the Picnic Point to Haymarket corridor (as approved by the Minister on 1 February 2002) that runs between Sydney Park and Haymarket,
(b)  the Haymarket to Surry Hills corridor (as approved by the Minister on 21 December 2001),
(c)  the City West Cable Tunnel corridor (as approved by the Minister on 21 February 2007).
Note.
 Copies of the Minister’s determinations are available on the website of the Department of Planning and Environment.
(2)  Before determining an application to which this clause applies, the consent authority must—
(a)  give written notice of the application to the electricity supply authority for the area in which the development is to be carried out, and
(b)  take into consideration any response to the notice that is received within 21 days after the notice is given, and
(c)  be satisfied that any safety risks associated with the development or modification to which the application relates have been identified, and
(d)  take those risks into consideration.
45   Determination of development applications—other development
(1)  This clause applies to a development application (or an application for modification of a consent) for development comprising or involving any of the following—
(a)  the penetration of ground within 2m of an underground electricity power line or an electricity distribution pole or within 10m of any part of an electricity tower,
(b)  development carried out—
(i)  within or immediately adjacent to an easement for electricity purposes (whether or not the electricity infrastructure exists), or
(ii)  immediately adjacent to an electricity substation, or
(iii)  within 5m of an exposed overhead electricity power line,
(c)  installation of a swimming pool any part of which is—
(i)  within 30m of a structure supporting an overhead electricity transmission line, measured horizontally from the top of the pool to the bottom of the structure at ground level, or
(ii)  within 5m of an overhead electricity power line, measured vertically upwards from the top of the pool,
(d)  development involving or requiring the placement of power lines underground, unless an agreement with respect to the placement underground of power lines is in force between the electricity supply authority and the council for the land concerned.
(2)  Before determining a development application (or an application for modification of a consent) for development to which this clause applies, the consent authority must—
(a)  give written notice to the electricity supply authority for the area in which the development is to be carried out, inviting comments about potential safety risks, and
(b)  take into consideration any response to the notice that is received within 21 days after the notice is given.