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Neighbourhood centres

Neighbourhood centres can be improved using exempt and complying development planning pathways to simplify the approval process.

Local centres contain a range of retail, business, entertainment and community facilities for residents, workers and visitors. This is where you find your local cafe, barber shop or dentist.

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 covers exempt and complying development planning pathways.


We have developed tools to help you understand exempt and complying development.

The video provides guidance for hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons, shops, offices, cafés and restaurants.

The videos play in order, automatically. To advance to the next one, click the 'playlist' icon in the top right-hand corner.

Did you know?

It's easy to open a hairdresser, barber or beauty salon in your neighbourhood.

For more information email [email protected] or phone 13 17 88.