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Electronic Housing Code

The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) is an online system that allows users to investigate, prepare, lodge and track development applications. Users will enjoy a process that's fast, standardised, paperless and available night and day.

Uralla Shire Council is proud to offer its residents this great resource. The Council became involved in this initiative as it considered that the benefits for applicants in using the EHC included faster planning approval times, the 24/7 application process, removing the need to visit Council for advice as the planning rules can be accessed online, and the fact that applications can be submitted electronically. The system also improves access to user-friendly information on the NSW Housing Code.


From the perspective of both Councils and Certifiers, other advantages of this system includes decreased paper usage and required storage, quality assurance measures to ensure data integrity and to reduce the time spent on incorrect or unnecessary applications and improved consistency in the complying development application processes across the local government area.

Want to know more? Simply visit the following link:

Electronic Housing Code Website

How does it work?

The Electronic Housing Code guides users through a step-by-step approvals process.

INVESTIGATE - find out whether a project is eligible for exempt or complying development and view the relevant standards.

PREPARE - be guided through a simple process that will help prepare the complying development application.

LODGE - once the application is complete it can be easily lodged online.

TRACK - one can then track the progress of the application online.

DOWNLOAD - once the result of the application is determined it can be viewed and downloaded from the website.

What does it cost?
At present, there's no fee to use this online system. However, a fee is associated with the assessment if your application. To find out more about assessment fees, please contact the Technical services Department at Uralla Shire Council at or phone us on 02 6778 6390.

What you'll need to have handy
Before sitting at your desk to use the Electronic Housing Code, have the following information readily available:

  1. A list of required documentation. Simply click on the following link to view a list of what you may need to provide:

    Possible documents you will need to upload
  2. An electronic copy of the associated site plan so you can successfully complete your application.
  3. A signed owners consent form if you're submitting an application on behalf of someone else.

Need some assistance?

If you need a little help with using the system, there's great online help available. Just click on the following link to have your questions answered:

Electronic Housing Code Customer Service Portal

You might also find it helpful to view the User Guides. Simply click on the following link to be taken to those guides:

Electronic Housing Code User Guides