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NSW Housing Code Workshop Community Information Session February 2009. Please turn off your mobile phone. Chris Johnson Aoife Wynter Department of Planning.
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Community Information Session
Department of Planning
Also outlines how 40 types of minor developments around the home can proceed as exempt development without planning approvalNSW Housing Code
Simpler for everyone to understand
Councils focus on bigger and more complex projects
First home owners get the time to access Commonwealth and State first home owner grants
Cost savings of approximately $6,500 per application in Sydney and $2,500 in regional areas (HIA estimate)
Environmental gainsKey benefits
A number of industry groups were set up to provide feedback on the Code including an Implementation Advisory Committee, Complying Development Expert Panel, the Local Government Planning Directors Group and 11 trial CouncilsExtensive consultation with the public and industry
30 Development Control Plans (DCPs) and Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) were reviewed to see how the Code could be appliedExtensive research
As the NSW Housing Code was being developed, there was an extensive process of research into existing rules and codes and testing against a wide range of housing projects:
The Code applies to the construction of new detached housing, housing extensions for single and two storey houses and other ancillary development on land 450 m² and greater.Where does the Code apply?
Type A 450m2 up to 600m2 and minimum primary road frontage of 12m wide
Type B 600m2 up to 900m2 and minimum primary road frontage of 12m wide
Type C 900m2 up to 1500m2 and minimum primary road frontage of 15m wide
Type D 1500m2 and greater and minimum primary road frontage of 18m wide
TYPE A 450m2 – 600m2
TYPE B 600m2 – 900m2
TYPE D 1500m2 or greater
Exempt & Complying Development
Land identified by an environmental planning instrument including within a:
The controls in the Code are about protecting neighbours but also maximising the amenity of individual houses, to try to get a balance between the two.
The Housing Code establishes standard exclusions across NSW where the Code will not apply.
Councils can apply for additional local exclusions to the Department of Planning.
The NSW Housing Code outlines 40 types of minor developments around the home that can proceed as exempt development.
Exempt development typically covers small-scale structures associated with a dwelling where, subject to satisfying pre-specified standards, there is no need for planning or construction approval to be obtained.
There is now one single uniform approach to exempt development across NSW.
The Housing Code will come into effect from 27 February 2009. It’s anticipated that amendments will be made in mid 2009 as a result of any local variations and exclusions.
Other minor amendments may also be made during 2009 in response to any minor issues that might arise and particularly due to any unintended consequences.
Future updates will include small lots (less than 450m² and rural lots).
When designing a development under the Housing Code, always check the latest version of the Codes SEPP.
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