Commercial and Industrial Code
The Commercial and Industrial Code enables the following types of development as Complying Development:
- Internal alterations to bulky goods, commercial, light industrial, warehouse or distribution centres
- Change of use inside some existing bulky goods, commercial and light industryial premises, warehouses or distribution centres
- Construction, installation or alteration of mechanical ventilation systems
- Alteration to, repair of and replacement of; an existing shop front or awning on an existing commercial premises or bulky goods premises
- Construction and installation of skylight or roof window on a commercial or light industrial premises
Land based exemptions
Localities where complying development may not be carried out under the Commercial and Industrial Code include:
- Land that is an environmentally sensitive area
- Land that comprises, or on which there is, an item that is listed on the State Heritage Register under the Heritage Act 1977 or that is subject to an interim heritage order under the Heritage Act 1977
- Land that comprises, or on which there is, a heritage item or draft heritage item
- Land within a wilderness area (identified under the Wilderness Act 1987).
As the Commercial and Industrial Code relates to minor internal alterations and change of use applications, it is possible to carrying out complying development even if the land is identified as being affected by bushfire, acid sulfate soils or within a flood control lot. Refer to Clause 1.17A and Clause 1.19 in the Codes SEPP for a full list of land based exclusions.