Sunday, 6 May 2012

NSW Electronic lodgement of complying development


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NSW Electronic lodgement of complying development  


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. 
 

What you need before using the Electronic Housing Code

Prior to using the Electronic Housing Code you may find it helpful to have the following information ready:
   
 

As each development is different it is difficult to provide an exhaustive listing of required documentation for each scenario. However we have compiled a list of some of the possible documentation you may need to provide, click here to view. Note, the majority of the Certifiers using this system will provide you with a checklist of documents that they require either prior to or once you have submitted your application for consideration.
 


You will require an electronic copy of the associated site plan in order to complete your application. Examples of other documentation you may require includes waste management plan, BASIX Certificate, floor plan of proposed development and specifications.
 


 
If you are doing this application on behalf of others, you will need a signed owners consent form. A template can be downloaded here.
 

Please note that you are only able to select a Council or Private Certifier involved in the pilot project. To find out who these are, please click here.

Finally, if you are unsure of how to use the system or complete an action, an online customer service system has been established. To access this site, please click here. Alternatively, you may find it helpful to view the User Guide. This has been divided into sections and will walk you through the steps. Please click here to be taken to these guides.

You are also able to use the EHC customer service portal to leave your thoughts and feedback on the Electronic Housing Code. We are keen to get your feedback so please make use of this facility. 


Role Model Certifiers

 In order to demonstrate the capacity for the EHC pilot project system to interact with non-Government parties, a group of private Accredited Certifiers were selected to participate in the pilot. Some of the features and functions available to Certifiers include:
  • Capacity to receive applications electronically from applicants
  • Workflow system to track processing of applications
  • Automated filing of certificates to Councils

Benefits for participating Certifiers include:
  • Improved customer service for Housing Code development applicants, including ready identification of whether a particular site or development qualifies as complying development under the Housing Code.
  • Opportunities to streamline and reduce processing effort for Housing Code development leading to potentially significant cost savings for certifiers.
  • Better quality applications.
  • Improved access to user-friendly information on Housing Code development and local planning instruments.
  • Industry recognition as a pilot Certifier.

The Role Model Certifiers for the EHC pilot project are:


 The main contact for the Certifiers in the EHC project team is Caitlin Williams.


source: http://www.ehc.nsw.gov.au/