Wednesday, 21 December 2011

electronic lodgement of complying development applications under the NSW Housing Code for lots 200m2 and above

Fast-tracked electronic approvals
http://www.ehc.nsw.gov.au/









Builders, home owners and renovators in 10 local government areas across NSW can now apply online for a 10-day complying development approval for a new house or renovation, where their project meets relevant design and other standards.

The Electronic Housing Code is now operational at Bankstown, Blacktown, Lake Macquarie, Port Macquarie, Rockdale, Shellharbour, Sutherland, Tamworth, The Hills and Tweed councils, following a $5.92 million contribution from the Commonwealth Government's Housing Affordability Fund. The system will now be rolled out at up to 24 additional councils over the next two years after the NSW Government pledged an additional $4.3 million to the project.

The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) project is focused on the development of an online system for the electronic lodgement of complying development applications under the NSW Housing Code for lots 200m2 and above. This system will also allow the user to determine if they are able to proceed with their development without further approvals, as an exempt development.
 
The Electronic Housing Code has been built primarily for local industry professionals, such as project home builders, planners, developers and architects. However it is also able to be used by the local community within the eleven local government areas.
 
This system, launched by the Minister for Planning & Infrastructure on the 28th October 2011, is currently operational in 10 local government areas -
Bankstown,
Blacktown,
Lake Macquarie,
Port Macquarie-Hastings,
Rockdale,
Shellharbour,
Sutherland,
Tamworth,
The Hills and
Tweed Shire Councils.
Liverpool City Council will be operation on the system in early 2012.

http://www.ehc.nsw.gov.au/Home/UsetheEHC/tabid/155/language/en-US/Default.aspx