Exempt Development

A wide range of activities are classified as Exempt Development – from some types of signage to carports, decks and fences. Work that does not require approval, or development consent, is called ‘Exempt Development’.

If your proposal meets all of the development standards under State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 and the general requirements for exempt development, then you can begin work immediately.

If you cannot meet all of these development standards then you will need approval.