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4 Interpretation--general

(1) In this Policy--

"accessible area" means land that is within--
(a) 800 metres walking distance of a public entrance to a railway station or a wharf from which a Sydney Ferries ferry service operates, or
(b) 400 metres walking distance of a public entrance to a light rail station or, in the case of a light rail station with no entrance, 400 metres walking distance of a platform of the light rail station, or
(c) 400 metres walking distance of a bus stop used by a regular bus service (within the meaning of the Passenger Transport Act 1990 ) that has at least one bus per hour servicing the bus stop between 06.00 and 21.00 each day from Monday to Friday (both days inclusive) and between 08.00 and 18.00 on each Saturday and Sunday.

"battle-axe lot" means a lot that has access to a road by an access laneway.

"boarding room" means a room or suite of rooms within a boarding house occupied or so constructed or adapted as to be capable of being occupied by one or more lodgers.

"consent" --
(a) when used in relation to the carrying out of development without consent, means development consent and any other type of consent, licence, permission, approval or authorisation that is required by or under an environmental planning instrument, and
(b) when used in any other context, means development consent.
Note : As a result of paragraph (a) of the definition of
"consent" , development that this Policy provides may be carried out without development consent may also be carried out without any other consent, licence, permission, approval or authorisation that would otherwise be required by another environmental planning instrument (such as an approval to remove a tree that is subject to a tree preservation order).
Development that does not require consent under Part 4 of the Act and is not a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies or exempt development will be subject to the environmental assessment and approval requirements of Part 5 of the Act.

"development for the purposes of a secondary dwelling" --see clause 19.

"existing maximum floor space ratio" means the maximum floor space ratio permitted on the land under an environmental planning instrument or development control plan applying to the relevant land, other than this Policy or State Environmental Planning Policy No 1--Development Standards .

"habitable room" has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia .
Note : The term is defined as a room used for normal domestic activities, other than a bathroom, laundry, toilet, pantry, walk in wardrobe, hallway, lobby, clothes drying room or other space of a specialised nature that is not occupied frequently or for extended periods.

"interim heritage order" has the same meaning as in the Heritage Act 1977 .

"Land and Housing Corporation" means the New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation constituted by the Housing Act 2001 .

"National Rental Affordability Scheme" has the same meaning as in the National Rental Affordability Scheme Act 2008 of the Commonwealth.

"registered community housing provider" has the same meaning as in the Housing Act 2001 .

"site area" or
"site" means the area of any land on which development is, or is to be, carried out. The land may include the whole or part of one lot, or more than one lot if they are contiguous to each other, but does not include the area of any land on which development is not permitted to be carried out under this Policy.

"social housing provider" means any of the following--
(a) the Department of Human Services,
(b) the Land and Housing Corporation,
(c) a registered community housing provider,
(d) the Aboriginal Housing Office,
(e) a registered Aboriginal housing organisation within the meaning of the Aboriginal Housing Act 1998 ,
(f) a local government authority that provides affordable housing,
(g) a not-for-profit organisation that is a direct provider of rental housing to tenants.

"standard instrument" means the standard instrument set out at the end of the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 .

"State Heritage Register" means the State Heritage Register under the Heritage Act 1977 .

"supportive accommodation" means the use of an existing building (being a residential flat building or boarding house) for the purposes of--
(a) the long term accommodation, in a separate dwelling or boarding room, of a person (such as former homeless person) who needs support services to be provided in the building, and
(b) any services in support of such a person, including but not limited to, medical services, counselling services or education and training services,
and it may include the use of part of the building for the purposes of supervising, or providing administrative services in respect of, such a person.

"Sydney region" means the region having that name declared under section 4 (6) of the Act.
Note : The Sydney region means land within the following Local Government Areas--
Ashfield, Auburn, Bankstown, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Botany, Burwood, Canada Bay, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury, Fairfield, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Hurstville, Kogarah, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Leichhardt, Liverpool, Manly, Marrickville, Mosman, North Sydney, Parramatta, Penrith, Pittwater, Randwick, Rockdale, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland, Sydney, Warringah, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Woollahra and Wyong.

"the Act" means the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 .

"walking distance" means the shortest distance between 2 points measured along a route that may be safely walked by a pedestrian using, as far as reasonably practicable, public footpaths and pedestrian crossings.
Note : The Act and the Interpretation Act 1987 contain definitions and other provisions that affect the interpretation and application of this Policy.
(2) A word or expression used in this Policy (other than Schedule 1 or 2) has the same meaning as it has in the standard instrument (as in force immediately before the commencement of the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment Order 2011 ) unless it is otherwise defined in this Policy.
(3) Notes and examples included in this Policy do not form part of this Policy.

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