The complying development portion of State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development) 2008 is commonly referred to as the 'Housing Code' and provides for approval of residential developments including detached single and double storey dwellings, home extensions and other ancillary development.
A Complying Development Certificate is essentially an approval that indicates a development proposal complies with the provisions of the NSW Housing Code.
The work subject of a CDC must meet the pre- defined set of standards eg: height limits, floor space ratio, distances to boundaries, and comply with the Building Code of Australia.
Complying Development is development that does not require neighbour notification during the assessment process and therefore provides a streamlined approval process.
To be eligible for a complying development certificate, a proposal must meet all of the relevant development standards nominated.