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Changes to the Residential Design Codes (Medium Density Codes)

The updated State Planning Policy 7.3, which includes provisions for the new Medium Density Code, was initially set to be officially published on 1 September 2023, marking the beginning of a phased introduction of the new residential design standards.

However, the State Government has asked the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to postpone the official publication of the revised policy. This request was made to address ongoing issues in the housing construction sector and to make modifications that would maintain the existing (2021) R-code requirements for developments coded R30 and R40.

The WAPC has reviewed and accepted the Minister's request to proceed with these changes. The revised Residential Design Codes will be available to the public on 8 March 2024 and are slated to be enforced after the official announcement in the week commencing 8 April 2024.

For further information please visit the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage’s website.