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Awnings, blinds and canopies



  • The construction or installation of an awning, blind (including a storm blind, security blind or sun blind), canopy or similar structure over a window or door opening is development specified for this code if it is not constructed or installed on or in, or in relation to, a heritage item or a draft heritage item. 

Note.    See separate entry for shade structures.

Development Standards

The standards specified for that development are that the development must:

  1. not have an area more than 10m2, and
  2. not project beyond the external wall of the building by more than 2m, and
  3. be at least 450mm from each side and rear boundary when fully extended, and
  4. if it is connected to a fascia—be connected in accordance with a professional engineer’s specifications, and
  5. if it is located on bush fire prone land—be constructed of non-combustible material, and
  6. if it is constructed or installed on or in a heritage conservation area or a draft heritage conservation area—be located in the rear yard, and
  7. not be used for advertising.