A NSW Government website

The Housing Code

The Housing Code sets out clear, simple planning rules for fast-tracked complying development, including for single-storey and 2-storey homes, and renovations and extensions.

Under the code, development may be carried out as complying development when its effect on neighbours is minimised. 

There are development standards for:

  • maximum building height
  • maximum gross floor area
  • minimum setbacks from roads and boundaries
  • minimum landscaped area
  • privacy requirements.

Visit the NSW Planning Portal for more information.