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Electronic Housing Code and Online DA Tracking

Electronic Housing Code

If you are considering a development proposal then use  the Electronic Housing Code (EHC) to
•   Investigate your development options for an individual site
•   Generate an exempt development report
•   Prepare your complying development application electronically
•   Lodge your application electronically
•   Monitor the progress of your application

What is the Electronic Housing Code?

The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) is an online system for the electronic lodgement of complying development applications under the NSW Housing Code.  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.
Please note there will be fees associated with the assessment of your application, and should be discussed with Development Services staff.

How it Works

•   Log on – start your investigation.
•   Locate – enter your property information using either the address OR Lot/DP information, then, confirm your site on the map.
•   Select your proposed development type/s from the list and where necessary input your lot area and width at the building line.
•   Find out if you are eligible for exempt or complying development and view the relevant standards.
•   Apply – for those eligible for complying development, you can prepare, lodge and track an application online using this system.

Click here to use the EHC

What you need to know before using the system

You may find it helpful to have the following when using the EHC system
•   An electronic copy of the associated site plan in order to complete your application.
•   If you are doing this application on behalf of others, you will need a signed owner’s consent form.
•   There may be other documentation required for your  application.  Please contact Development Services for further detail.

Development Application Tracking

Development Application Tracking (DA Tracking) is a free service providing fast, convenient access to DA status and information, start to finish, 24/7.
You can search DA Tracking using a variety of categories, including street address, legal description, date, DA number or development description.

Click here to access Online DA Tracking.

See the Development Application Process Flowchart below to understand all the steps involved in the lodgement, assessment and approval of a development application. To find out more on the Development Application Process, and why you may need a Development Application, download the Development Application Process Fact Sheet.

Development Application Process flow chart_3

Last Updated: 30 May 2019