Development Codes and Policies

The NSW Housing Code simplifies the planning process for new houses and alterations and additions to existing homes.

It allows general home developments to be approved in ten days or less and is an alternative to the traditional, development application (DA) process. At the same time, it preserves local character and protects neighbours’ rights.

Visit the NSW Department of Planning's Housing Code 

Read Burwood Council’s policy and procedures relating to planning agreements under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment guidelines outline obligations on applicants, those making submissions and decision makers in relation to the disclosure of information relating to political donations and gifts during the planning making or development assessment process.

Politcal Donation Guidelines

The Carrying Out Bonus Development in the Public Interest policy informs developers or applicants where and how bonus development may be approved.

The document also informs Council Officers and experts appointed by Council who will assess the Development Application and/or the Section 4.55 Modification Application (s4.55), which involve bonus development in the public interest.Carrying Out Bonus Development in the Public Interest Policy

Read about Council's requirements for managing storm water drainage during building and development work.

Stormwater-Management-Code(PDF, 270KB)

This policy informs developers or applicants where and how bonus development may be approved.

The Stormwater Management Code Supplement also informs Council Officers and experts appointed by Council who will assess the Development Application and/or the Section 4.55 Modification Application (s4.55), which involve bonus development in the public interest.(PDF, 1MB)

Burwood-Council-Stormwater-Management-Code-Supplement(PDF, 1MB)

The Landscaping Code addresses the aesthetic, functional and environmental benefits of landscaping. The Code provides guidelines for the preparation of Landscape Plans as an integral component of new development across Burwood Council.

Landscaping Code(PDF, 1002KB)

The owner of a building, or the owner’s agent, needs to provide to Council:

  • A final Fire Safety Statement each year where an essential fire safety measure applies.
  • A supplementary Fire Safety Statement, as often as set out in the current Fire Safety Schedule for the building, where a critical fire safety measure applies.

 

Find out more about Fire Safety

fire-safety-statement-form.docx(DOCX, 174KB)

NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 allows for minor development types to be constructed without planning and building approvals such as:

  • Barbeques
  • Air Conditioning units
  • Decks
  • Carports
  • Pergolas

Visit NSW Legislation website for Exempt and Complying Development Codes