What is SEPP (Exempt and Complying Code) 2008? Definition or Meaning

‘SEPP (Exempt and Complying Code) 2008’ definition:

SEPP Exempt and Complying Code set out the standards and criteria for development that does not need a formal Development Application. These Codes do require those undertaking a complying development to obtain a Complying Development Certificate in order to clarify that the development has been constructed in accordance with the Code (including the Building Code of Australia). Exempt development is often the basic operation on land and there is often no compulsion for this to be certified.