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Standards for boarding houses

30 Standards for boarding houses

(1) A consent authority must not consent to development to which this Division applies unless it is satisfied of each of the following:
(a) if a boarding house has 5 or more boarding rooms, at least one communal living room will be provided,
(b) no boarding room will have a gross floor area (excluding any area used for the purposes of private kitchen or bathroom facilities) of more than 25 square metres,
(c) no boarding room will be occupied by more than 2 adult lodgers,
(d) adequate bathroom and kitchen facilities will be available within the boarding house for the use of each lodger,
(e) if the boarding house has capacity to accommodate 20 or more lodgers, a boarding room or on site dwelling will be provided for a boarding house manager,
(g) if the boarding house is on land zoned primarily for commercial purposes, no part of the ground floor of the boarding house that fronts a street will be used for residential purposes unless another environmental planning instrument permits such a use,
(h) at least one parking space will be provided for a bicycle, and one will be provided for a motorcycle, for every 5 boarding rooms.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to development for the purposes of minor alterations or additions to an existing boarding house.

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