Due to recent regulatory changes, as of 13 July 2019 the Transitional Housing Code will no longer pertain to new homes and home renovations.

On 14 July 2017, the Housing Code established newly simplified development standards and explanatory diagrams; a shift intended to help stakeholders to comprehend the complying development regulations regarding new homes and home renovations.

When the Housing Code was introduced, a two-year transitional period in regards to the previous General Housing Code (also called the Transitional Housing Code) was introduced at the same time. The transitional period gave applicants the option to have their project approved as complying development under the Housing Code, the Greenfield Housing Code, the Inland Code or the Transitional Housing Code (dependent on whether the proposed development was based), until 13 July 2019.

After 13 July 2019, the complying development certificate applications cannot be submitted or approved for development under the Transitional Housing Code (Part 2A of the SEPP). Applicants instead must employ the Housing Code, the Greenfield Housing Code or the Inland Code, depending on the location of their intended development. To learn as to which Code is applicable to your development, visit the Planning Portal.

For additional information, Email codes@planning.nsw.gov.au, call 13 77 88, or visit website.