State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007
48B Development on certain coastal wetlands land
(1) This clause applies to land identified as “coastal wetlands” on the Coastal Wetlands and Littoral Rainforests Area Map within the meaning of State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018.(2) Development for the purpose of bush fire hazard reduction work (other than establishing or maintaining a fire trail) may be carried out by any person without consent on land to which this clause applies if—(a) the land is within 20 metres of a dwelling house, secondary dwelling, dual occupancy, multi dwelling housing, residential flat building, hospital, centre-based child care facility, attached dwelling, boarding house, group home, hostel, semi-detached dwelling, seniors housing, residential accommodation, residential aged care facility or retirement village within the meaning of the Retirement Villages Act 1999, that was in existence immediately before the commencement of this clause, and(b) the bush fire hazard reduction work does not involve the use of fire, and(c) the bush fire hazard reduction work is carried out under section 66, 70, 73 or 74E of the Rural Fires Act 1997, and(d) the bush fire hazard reduction work is consistent with the standards relating to bush fire hazard reduction set out in the Department’s and NSW Rural Fire Service’s joint publication Standards for Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Works in SEPP 14—Coastal Wetlands published on the website of the Department.(3) Development for the purpose of maintaining a fire trail may be carried out by a public authority without consent on land to which this clause applies if—(a) the development is consistent with the applicable bush fire management plan or any direction or agreement relating to the applicable fire trail, and(b) the development complies with the Fire Trail Standards, and(c) the development does not involve the use of fire, the widening of a fire trail, any clearing of vegetation (other than of regrowth on a fire trail) or any excavation.