Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011
Part 3 Exempt and complying development
3.1 Exempt development
(1) The objective of this clause is to identify development of minimal environmental impact as exempt development.(2) Development specified in Schedule 2 that meets the standards for the development contained in that Schedule and that complies with the requirements of this Part is exempt development.(3) To be exempt development, the development—(a) must meet the relevant deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia or, if there are no such relevant provisions, must be structurally adequate, and(b) must not, if it relates to an existing building, cause the building to contravene the Building Code of Australia, and(c) must not be designated development, and(4) Development that relates to an existing building that is classified under the Building Code of Australia as class 1b or class 2–9 is exempt development only if—(a) the building has a current fire safety certificate or fire safety statement, or(b) no fire safety measures are currently implemented, required or proposed for the building.(5) To be exempt development, the development must—(a) be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, if applicable, and(b) not involve the removal, pruning or other clearing of vegetation that requires a permit, development consent or other approval unless it is undertaken in accordance with a permit, development consent or other approval.Note.See State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 and Part 5A of the Local Land Services Act 2013.(6) A heading to an item in Schedule 2 is part of that Schedule.
3.2 Complying development
(1) The objective of this clause is to identify development as complying development.(2) Development specified in Part 1 of Schedule 3 that is carried out in compliance with—(a) the development standards specified in relation to that development, andis complying development.(b) the requirements of this Part,Note.See also clause 5.8(3) which provides that the conversion of fire alarms is complying development in certain circumstances.(3) To be complying development, the development must—(a) be permissible, with development consent, in the zone in which it is carried out, and(b) meet the relevant deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia, and(c) have an approval, if required by the Local Government Act 1993, from the Council for an on-site effluent disposal system if the development is undertaken on unsewered land.(4) A complying development certificate for development specified in Part 1 of Schedule 3 is subject to the conditions (if any) set out or referred to in Part 2 of that Schedule.(5) A heading to an item in Schedule 3 is part of that Schedule.
3.3 Environmentally sensitive areas excluded
(1) Exempt or complying development must not be carried out on any environmentally sensitive area for exempt or complying development.(2) For the purposes of this clause—environmentally sensitive area for exempt or complying development means any of the following—(a) the coastal waters of the State,(b) a coastal lake,(c) land within the coastal wetlands and littoral rainforests area (within the meaning of the Coastal Management Act 2016),(d) land reserved as an aquatic reserve under the Fisheries Management Act 1994 or as a marine park under the Marine Parks Act 1997,(e) land within a wetland of international significance declared under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands or within a World heritage area declared under the World Heritage Convention,(f) land within 100 metres of land to which paragraph (c), (d) or (e) applies,(g) land identified in this or any other environmental planning instrument as being of high Aboriginal cultural significance or high biodiversity significance,(h) land reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 or land acquired under Part 11 of that Act,(i) land reserved or dedicated under the Crown Land Management Act 2016 for the preservation of flora, fauna, geological formations or for other environmental protection purposes,(j) land that is a declared area of outstanding biodiversity value under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 or declared critical habitat under Part 7A of the Fisheries Management Act 1994,(ja) land that is an investigation area under Division 2 of Part 3 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 or a remediation site under Division 3 of Part 3 of that Act.