New Simplified Housing Code

Faster Housing Approvals

Department of Planning and Environment
Planning and Environment

New Simplified Housing Code - Faster Housing Approvals recipientsThe Codes and Approval Pathways Team has commenced a range of work to achieve the Premier’s Priority target for faster housing approvals (90% of housing approvals within an average of 40 days by 2019), including initiatives to improve and promote complying development and a fast-tracked assessment pathway with approvals being issued in 20 days or less. The code has been rewritten in plain English with explanatory diagrams and tables to assist with interpretation. Feedback has been positive with expectation that the new Code will promote the use of complying development across NSW, facilitating faster housing delivery and saving time/money for homeowners and industry. The new Code sets a benchmark for planning legislation, making it easier for homeowners applying for a renovation or new home.