- Building Ministers’ Meeting establishes new minimum standards for accessible dwellings
- Clause 4.6 of the Standard Instrument LEP currently in review
- 4 steps to acquiring a Construction Certificate and Development Application approval in Sydney
- How to achieve a cost-effective building design
- Draft Local Environmental Plan now on exhibition for the City of Parramatta Council
- Changes to Home Building Act now in effect
- New Housing Diversity SEPP to hinder build-to-rent and seniors housing developments
- Update on developer contributions
- Low Rise Housing Diversity Code now operating in all NSW local government areas
- NCC 2019 Amendment 1 has taken effect!
- The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW)
- Changes to what is deemed "physical commencement"
- COVID-19 buys time on DA process
- Alternative assessment introduced for large boarding houses
- Draft Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019
- Canterbury LEP changes to Boarding Houses
- The Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code (MDHC) has been deferred again
- Changes to Certifiers' compliance powers and new provisions for CC's and OC's
- The Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code has been deferred
- NCC 2019 has taken effect!
- The introduction of the Options Paper - ‘Improving Certifier Independence’
- NSW Combustible Cladding Regulation
- IHAPS to be introduced for all Sydney Councils
- New simplified housing code
- BASIX energy targets to change
- Guide to building tolerances is released
- General Housing Code changes
- Introduction of the Inland Housing Code for Complying Development
- Complying development for dual occupancies and townhouses
- Positive changes to Home Building Compensation Fund
- New online planning tools
- BCA 2015
- Swimming Pools are now required to be registered
- NSW Government releases green paper
- BASIX Certificates are no longer free
- SEPP (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 Amendment 2011
Canterbury LEP changes to Boarding Houses - 20 Sep, 2019
Canterbury LEP 2012 has just been amended (Amendment No 16). Clause 4.1C has been added to the LEP requiring minimum lot sizes and lot widths for Boarding Houses in it's Residential Zones.
Historically, Council was accepting boarding houses within it's residential zones with frontages as narrow as 12 metres and with a site area as low as 450sqm. This recent change has a significant impact to the available sites for this type of use.
With this change, a minimum lot width of 20 metres is now required, as well as a site area of 1200sqm (R2 zones) and 1000sqm (R3 and R4 zones). These requirements now closely align with the Bankstown LEP requirements for Boarding Houses.
If you have already lodged an application and it has NOT been determined yet, Council will NOT be able to approve your application. Canterbury LEP 2012 has 'Clause 1.8A- Savings provisions relating to development applications' which traditionally protected applications from changes like this one. Unfortunately, Council has added an additional Subclause (2) to Clause 1.8A and this subclause doesn't act to protect applications that have already been lodged and were simply waiting to be determined.
If you have an application that hasn't been determined yet and are concerned about the impact of this clause, feel free to contact our office to discuss your development options moving forward.
- Building Ministers’ Meeting establishes new minimum standards for accessible dwellings - 30 Apr, 2021
- Clause 4.6 of the Standard Instrument LEP currently in review - 31 Mar, 2021
- 4 steps to acquiring a Construction Certificate and Development Application approval in Sydney - 2 Feb, 2021
- How to achieve a cost-effective building design - 27 Jan, 2021
- Draft Local Environmental Plan now on exhibition for the City of Parramatta Council - 2 Sep, 2020
- Changes to Home Building Act now in effect - 31 Aug, 2020
- New Housing Diversity SEPP to hinder build-to-rent and seniors housing developments - 24 Aug, 2020
- Update on developer contributions - 22 Jul, 2020
- Low Rise Housing Diversity Code now operating in all NSW local government areas - 1 Jul, 2020
- NCC 2019 Amendment 1 has taken effect! - 1 Jul, 2020