Renovation Rules To Be Overhauled

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that rules for building and renovating homes would be re-written to make them more user-friendly.

The announcement comes as an online video was released to encourage discussion between neighbours before they renovate their homes.

Mr Elliott said the NSW Government wanted to make planning laws easier to understand for everyone.

“Housing rules should be simpler for the basic renovations homeowners want to make to their homes,” Mr Elliott said.

“Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction to rewrite our renovation rules and make sure neighbours keep each other in the loop before work begins.

Proposed changes to the Housing Code will be exhibited for public feedback later in the year.

To view the video clip visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/nswplanning

 For more information on the Housing Code visit: http://hub.planning.nsw.gov.au/BuildingorRenovating.aspx