“ We've completed many projects successfully, more quickly and more cost effectively under the NSW government's 'Exempt and Complying Development Codes' so you have another alternative to a local council approval.”
The Complying Development Code is a component of the State Environmental Planning Policy in New South Wales which aims to simplify the design approval process. It applies to new single or two story developments and alterations or additions, provided the project meets the basic code requirements.
The Complying Development Code applies in all Councils we service:
Crown House Queenscliff
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We do not think our turnaround time would have been as speedy
(2 months) if was not for the detailed work Adam and the team put in to our submission ...
These are the comparisons of the differences that could make for a faster and easier approval based on our experience, based in Sydney.
Assumptions for this comparison:
Site area of 560 square metres, Frontage 19 metres, Willoughby Council area, Based on the SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 updated on the 22nd February 2014.
To help make it clearer who the winner is for each factor, look for the green.
Floor Space Ratio
Gross Floor Area
GFA Attics included
Side setbacks at 8m ht
Rear setback 2 storey
Private Open Space
2-6 months or more
Ongoing notification period - Neighbour approval required
3 may be allowed
225 sqm max.
Inside external walls
Average of neighbours
1.5m to boundary if walls in excess of 2 storeys
6m to boundary
30-40% site area approx. Min. 1.5m wide
150sqm plus, 4+ beds
Yes / merit assessment
Yes with report
21 days to start building
Council or Private Certifier
14 days before application is approved - 7 days before building starts - Neighbour approval not required
2 storey max.
330 incl. outbuilding
Outside external walls
Average of neighbours but with extra articulation zone
0.9 + 1/4 of building height above 4.5m
8m to boundary
20% site area, Min. 1.5m wide
24sqm but min. 3m wide, 1:50 max. slope
Yes / no merit assessment, Closer to boundary
Yes up to Bal-29 only
Note that other clarifications and conditions may apply, this has just been a summary of some points.
Further information is available from the NSW Department of Planning Website www.housingcode.planning.nsw.gov.au