The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) is an online tool that enables people to:
For more information on the Electronic Housing Code project, please go to www.ehc.nsw.gov.au .
The Electronic Housing Code project has a specific scope. As a result there are some things that you are unable to do within the system.
This scope is to develop an online shared platform for the:
This system will also allow the applicant and nominated Certifier to hold discussions (recorded against the application), and select their preferred Certifier from a list of prepopulated Council or Private Certifiers involved in the project.
Within the EHC you are unable to conduct the following activities:
In addition to this, those properties that are situated in multiple local government areas or over different zones will be unable to use the system.
Accredited certifiers are professional people (or a body corporate) who are accredited by the Building Professionals Board, under the Building Professionals Act 2005, to issue certificates in accordance with the planning legislation and ensure building and subdivision work complies with the local council’s development consent, required technical standards (such as the Building Code of Australia) and regulations.
An accredited certifier can work for a local council (known as a council accredited certifier) or a private company (known as a private accredited certifier). More information: http://www.bpb.nsw.gov.au/resources/85/accredited_certifiers_3.pdf
To access the Electronic Housing Code visit www.electronichousingcode.com.au.
When using this system, if you require assistance, please contact in the first instance the EHC Project Management Office on:
If the team are unavailable, your nominated Certifier may be able to assist you. Alternatively, please log any queries using the EHC customer service portal. This system allows you to log questions or feedback and will enable the EHC Project Management Office to reply to your questions in a timely manner and capture your feedback.
To access this platform, please visit this address: http://ehc.zendesk.com/home.
The Codes SEPP is a State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) which came into force on 27 February 2009. It contains the following codes for exempt and complying development:
The Codes SEPP prevails over the Marrickville LEP 2011 regarding exempt and complying development. However, the Marrickville LEP 2011 contains some additional exempt and complying developments that are not covered by the Codes SEPP.
The Codes SEPP allows for some small scale minor development (Exempt Development) to be carried out on certain land within the Marrickville LGA without requiring development consent.
The Codes SEPP also allows for small scale, low impact development called Complying Development to follow a fast tracked approval process. It allows for certain land within the Marrickville LGA to be developed for:
Complying Development is subject to the issue of a Complying Development Certificate from Council or an Accredited Certifier. For further information on how to obtain a Complying Development Certificate from Marrickville Council, please contact Council's Duty Building Surveyor on (02) 9335 2222.
All development that is not Exempt or Complying Development requires Council approval of a Development Application.