Following the release of the REAC Independent Report in October 2017, the Department proposed an amendment to the definition of ‘bulky goods premises’ in the Standard Instrument Local Environmental Plan.
Currently, bulky goods premises must meet two requirements:
The proposed amendment would have removed the requirement to provide both a large floor area and direct vehicular access, by replacing ‘and’ with ‘or’. This means that bulky goods retailers would have only needed to meet one of the requirements to satisfy the definition.
You can view the proposed amendment to the definition of Bulky Goods Premises at the Plans Policies website, the proposed amendment was on public exhibition and it closed 5pm Wednesday 13 December 2017.
A total of 30 submissions were received from local government, industry and state agencies, communicating consistently the need to incorporate a change to the definition to bulky goods premises into a broader review of retail definitions and permissibility.
Many stakeholders also suggested that a new definition should capture the specialised purpose and nature of this part of the retail sector.
In recognition of the need for a change to the bulky goods premises definition to better reflect contemporary large format retailing, we asked for feedback on a new definition of ‘Specialised Retail Premises’ which incorporates bulky goods premises.
For more information about this proposed definition and to view the submissions, visit Retail in NSW at the Plans Policies website.
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