Posted on February 24, 2012 by Frances Tse

Removal of barrier to carrying out educational establishment developments

Councils should note that the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (Infrastructure SEPP) was amended on 17 February 2012 so that any person can carry out development for the purpose of a new educational establishment with consent in certain prescribed zones.

Prior to the amendment,  a person other than a public authority who wanted to carry out development for the purpose of new educational establishments could only do so with consent if the land was in a prescribed zone and only if consent was granted before 20 February 2012.

The amendment removed the time limit.

The ability for persons to carry out development for the purpose of educational establishment on land where there is an existing educational establisment, and carry out development for the purpose of expanding an educational establishment remains unchanged.

The prescribed zones are any of the following zones or zones that are equivalent to these zones RU2 Rural Landscape, RU4 Rural Small Holdings, RU5 Village, RU6 Transition, R1 General Residential, R2 Low Density Residential, R3 Medium Density Residential, R4 High Density Residential, R5 Large Lot Residential, B1 Neighbourhood Centre,  B2 Local Centre,  B3 Commercial Core, B4 Mixed Use,  B5 Business Development, B6 Enterprise Corridor,  B7 Business Park,  B8 Metropolitan Centre,  SP1 Special Activities,  SP2 Infrastructure,  E4 Environmental Living.