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STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICY (AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING) 2009 - REG 13

Floor space ratios

13 Floor space ratios

(1) This clause applies to development to which this Division applies if the percentage of the gross floor area of the development that is to be used for the purposes of affordable housing is at least 20 per cent.
(2) The maximum floor space ratio for the development to which this clause applies is the existing maximum floor space ratio for any form of residential accommodation permitted on the land on which the development is to occur, plus:
(a) if the existing maximum floor space ratio is 2.5:1 or less:
(i) 0.5:1--if the percentage of the gross floor area of the development that is used for affordable housing is 50 per cent or higher, or
(ii) Y:1--if the percentage of the gross floor area of the development that is used for affordable housing is less than 50 per cent,
where:

"AH" is the percentage of the gross floor area of the development that is used for affordable housing.

"Y" = AH ÷ 100
or
(b) if the existing maximum floor space ratio is greater than 2.5:1:
(i) 20 per cent of the existing maximum floor space ratio--if the percentage of the gross floor area of the development that is used for affordable housing is 50 per cent or higher, or
(ii) Z per cent of the existing maximum floor space ratio--if the percentage of the gross floor area of the development that is used for affordable housing is less than 50 per cent,
where:

"AH" is the percentage of the gross floor area of the development that is used for affordable housing.

"Z" = AH ÷ 2.5
(3) In this clause,
"gross floor area" does not include any car parking (including any area used for car parking).
Note : Other areas are also excluded from the gross floor area, see the definition of
"gross floor area" contained in the standard instrument under the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 .



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