The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) project is focused on the development of an online system for the electronic lodgement of complying development applications under the NSW Housing Code for lots 200m2 and above. 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.
The Electronic Housing Code has been built primarily for local industry professionals, such as project home builders, planners, developers and architects. However it is also able to be used by the local community within the eleven local government areas.
This system, launched by the Minister for Planning & Infrastructure on the 28th October 2011, is currently operational in 10 local government areas - Bankstown, Blacktown, Lake Macquarie, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Rockdale, Shellharbour, Sutherland, Tamworth, The Hills and Tweed Shire Councils. Liverpool City Council will be operation on the system in early 2012.
Smith & Tzannes were engaged by the Department of Planning to provide advice on the translation of the NSW Housing Code into an electronic format, and provide suggestions for the interface design.