- To facilitate solar access to the living areas and private open spaces of the dwelling; and
- To ensure that dwellings are designed to minimise overshadowing of adjacent properties and to protect minimum standards of sunlight access to private outdoor living space of adjacent dwellings.
- Dwellings must be orientated to maximise solar access to living rooms having regard to future and existing site constraints.
- At least one living area must receive a minimum of 3 hours of direct sunlight between 9:00am and 3:00pm on 21 June.
- Direct sunlight must reach at least 50% of the PPOS of both the subject dwelling and of any adjoining dwelling, for not less than 3 hours between 9:00am and 3:00pm on 21 June.
- At least one window to a living area of dwellings on neighbouring properties must receive a minimum 3 hours of sunlight between 9:00am and 3:00pm on 21 June.
There may be circumstances where existing solar access on neighbouring properties will not be able to be retained due to:
- Existing living areas of neighbouring properties being inappropriately located regarding solar access;
- Existing site topography;
- Existing shadowing from other neighbouring dwellings, structures and trees; and
- Orientation of existing lots.