Exempt Development

What is Exempt Development?

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EPA) Act 1979 exempt development is a type of development that would have minimal environmental impact.

Certain developments are classified as exempt development and are subject to certain conditions. These are listed in the Development Control Plan for Exempt and Complying Development.

Residents wishing to carry out an exempt development are advised to fill out an Exempt Development Concurrence Request Form(PDF, 2MB)  to ensure their proposed works meet the requirements for exempt development.

Note: State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) specifies exempt development under that Policy. The Codes SEPP has state-wide application and commences on 27 February 2009.

Consequently, from that date the exempt development provisions (for the development types covered by the Codes SEPP) in Narrabri Shire Councils Exempt & Complying Development DCP will no longer apply.

A copy of the Codes SEPP is available at: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/housingcode Further information on the General Housing Code is available at: http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/housingcode

For further information please email planningreform@planning.nsw.gov.au or call the Department of Planning’s Information Centre on Freecall 1300 305 695 or (02) 9228 6333.

Exempt Development Concurrence Form(PDF, 2MB)

DCP for Exempt and Complying Development(PDF, 298KB)