(Name withheld) , of  Cromer NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Proposed amendment to parking provisions for boarding houses: ARHSEPP

Whilst I fully support these changes, they do not go far enough. There is
a fundamental policy flaw with this SEPP as it over rides zoning
certainty. I can buy a house in a low residential suburb and the next
day there can be an application for a 20+ boarding housing next door.
This is medium density housing via the back door and is being
exploited as such by developers. Affordable housing should not come at
the expense of zoning certainty and local amenity. The government
needs to try harder.

Parking is one thing - the distribution of waste bins is another.
Councils manage multi-dwelling bins via specific clauses in their
waste contracts which manage multiple bins for unit blocks. This works
because medium density areas are concentrated and makes special
arrangements practical. Ad hoc medium density arrangements via
boarding houses doesn't allow for this and you end up with many many
bins on the street. Again, detracting from the amenity of the street.

State government should allow councils to opt out of this SEPP if they
accommodate affordable housing in existing medium density areas. eg
Council agrees to uplift floor height limits or enters into other
novel affordable housing agreements with private or not for profit
providers of affordable housing.