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Running a Business From Home
Running a Business From Home Fact Sheet 12 Generally, only residential development is What sort of activity can cause a problem? appropriate within the Residential Zone. Non- Some types of Home Activities can cause a residential development other than those problem for neighbours in the immediate area previously existing is not permitted and should be such as located within other zones suited to the purpose. • an increase in traffic to or from the property, It is however possible to run a business from home, and parking problems within the street; as long as it does not disturb or detract from the • an increase in the amount of noise coming enjoyment of the area for your neighbours, and from the property, which is over and above complies with the definition below. levels normally expected from a house; Guidelines for a home activity • an increase in smoke, noise, dust, fumes and The guidelines for a ‘Home Activity’ are set out other emissions; and under Schedule 1 of the Regulations under the • operating outside of normal business hours. Development Act 1993. Businesses that involve undertaking mechanical “Home Activity” means a use of a site by a person repairs, spray painting, panel beating, and noisy resident on the site that: - machinery do not meet the guidelines for a Home a) Does not detrimentally affect the amenity of Activity. These types of activities should be located the locality or any part of the locality, and within an industrial or commercial zone or other zone as appropriate. b) It does not require or involve any of the following: Please remember that any type of activity that does not meet the guidelines requires • Assistance by more than one person who is development approval. This also applies in a case not a resident in the dwelling; where, the nature or intensity of a pre existing • Use (whether temporarily or permanently) home activity increases, to a point beyond the of a floor area exceeding 30 square metres; guidelines. • The imposition on the services provided by Can I have any signage? any public utility organisation of any To meet guidelines of Home Activity, only one sign demand or load greater than which is is permitted and can be up to 0.2 square metres in ordinarily imposed by other users of the area, such as a professional name plate. services in the locality; • The display of goods in a window or about Approval from Council’s Environmental the dwelling or its curtilage; Health Unit • The use of a vehicle exceeding 3 tonnes Some types of businesses need approval from tare in weight. Eastern Health Authority. These include any businesses involving the storage, preparation or Do I need Council approval? sale of food, and any activity involving beauty You do not need to seek Council’s approval as long therapy, hairdressing or acupuncture. For as you comply with all of the guidelines. It is a information, contact the EHA on 8132 3600. good idea to discuss your proposal with Council, to make sure you meet the guidelines. This is best achieved by writing to Council. Building & Planning Last Updated: 30/05/2008 128 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082 Website: www.prospect.sa.gov.au Telephone: 8342 8085 Facsimile: 8269 5834 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org \ H:\Planning Services\Public Information\Information Sheets 2008 12 Running a Business From Home.doc
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