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Temporary office exemptions for bushfire affected businesses

Amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 allow bushfire affected businesses to operate temporarily out of a portable office for up to two years without council approval, while they plan and rebuild their permanent premises.

The provision will only allow existing approved businesses in business and industrial zones to continue to operate and the use must be a previously approved commercial or industrial use.

The maximum number of such portable offices for business and/or storage purposes is two.

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