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Renovation rules to be overhauled

The Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed a move by the NSW Government to re-write rules for building and renovating homes to make them more user-friendly.

Mr Barilaro said NSW Government wants to make planning laws easier to understand for everyone.

“Housing rules should be simpler for basic renovations homeowners want to make to their homes or investment properties,” Mr Barilaro said.

“You shouldn’t require a degree in planning to add an extra room to your house.

“This 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.”

An online video has been released to encourage discussion between neighbours before they renovate their homes.

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

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