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:
1. A large floor area for the display, hire and sale of goods; and
2. Direct public vehicle access for loading and unloading goods.
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.
View the proposed amendment which was on public exhibition until 5pm Wednesday, 13 December 2017.
In recognition of the need for a change to the bulky goods premises definition to better reflect contemporary large format retailing, we are now seeking feedback on a new definition of ‘Specialised Retail Premises’ which incorporates bulky goods premises.
For details about the new definition, and to have your say, view the details of proposed amendments.
Page last updated: 03/04/2018