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Electronic Housing Code


The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) is an online system that allows users to investigate, prepare, lodge and track development applications for exempt and complying development.

Lane Cove Council offers its residents access to this online resource for fast, standardised, paperless electronic lodgement of complying development applications under the NSW Housing Code for lots 200m2 and above. The EHC will also allow the user to determine if they are able to proceed with their development without further approvals, as an exempt development.

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How does it work?

The Electronic Housing Code guides users through a step-by-step approvals process.

1. Investigate

Find out whether a project is eligible for exempt or complying development and view the relevant standards.

2. Prepare

Be guided through a simple process that will help prepare the complying development application.

3. Lodge

Once the application is complete it can be easily lodged online.

4. Track

You can then track the progress of the application online.

5. Download

Once the result of the application is determined it can be viewed and downloaded from the website.

What does it cost?

There is currently no fee to use this online system. In the future however, there may be a fee associated with this resource. It's important to note that there's still a feww associated with the assessment of your application. To find out more about this, talk to us here at Lane Cove Council.

What you'll need to have handy.

Before using the Electronic Housing Code, have the following information readily available:

A list of required documentation.

An electronic copy of the associated site plan so you can successfully complete your application

A signed owner's consent form if you're submitting an application on behalf of someone else

Need some assistance?

You can find additional information on the Customer Service Portal.