Wollongong City Council has launched a new online system that planning and environment director Andrew Carfield says will speed up the city’s development application process.
Under the Electronic Housing Code (EHC), builders, property owners and architects can find out whether their development is eligible for exempt or complying development status without having to visit the council.
It also allows people to prepare and lodge a complying development application at any time.
Mr Carfield said community members would also be able to use the system.
‘‘Anyone applying for a development will be able to go online and use the new system to see if it is a complying development or an exempt development under the NSW Housing Code,’’ he said.
‘‘This will simplify our planning process and enable those people making an application to the council for complying development to lodge online, 24 hours a day any day of the week.’’