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Greenfield Housing Code

Benefits of the code

The Greenfield Housing Code is intended to speed up the delivery of new homes in greenfield areas (new release areas) to house a growing population and improve affordability.

The code is included in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (codes SEPP).

The code aims to:

  • simplify the standards in the codes SEPP for greenfield areas
  • tailor development standards to suit market demand, housing types and typical lot sizes in greenfield areas
  • increase the take-up of complying development to speed up housing approvals.

The code applies to mapped greenfield areas across NSW. It allows for new single-storey and 2-storey houses, and alterations and additions, under the fast-track complying-development approval pathway. This saves homeowners time and money.

Owners of a new home approved under complying development must plant a tree in their front and rear yards. This is one way the code is ensuring new release areas are leafier and more sustainable. 

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