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(WA) Changes to R-Codes released for comment

Discussion in 'Development' started by theperthurbanist, 9th Aug, 2016.

  1. theperthurbanist

    theperthurbanist Well-Known Member

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    For all those who build/develop in WA, the Western Australian Planning Commission today released a number of proposed changes to Western Australia's Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) for public comment. Nothing too major, the main changes being a few tweaks to (interpretation of) setbacks, surveillance from battle-axe lots and a new 'streetscape clause'.

    Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 10 October 2016.

    More here: Residential design codes
     
  2. theperthurbanist

    theperthurbanist Well-Known Member

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    From the Planning.wa.go.au website:

    Proposed amendments to State Planning Policy 3.1 – Residential Design Codes for public comment
    The WAPC has released the R-Codes proposed amendments 2016 for public comment.

    Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 10 October 2016.

    The proposed amendments address stakeholder concerns regarding misinterpretation and inconsistency of application of certain provisions of the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes).

    They aim to improve use and clarity, address anomalies and align the R-Codes with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations.
    Substantive changes include:

    • Removal of site area design principles
    • Amended grouped and multiple dwelling definitions
    • Reduce setback for walls with major openings for wall heights 3.5 metres or less from 1.5 metres to 1.2 metres
    • Solar access applying to wall height greater than 3.5 metres
    • Introduce a new streetscape appearance ‘deemed-to-comply’ clause
    • Clarification of ancillary dwellings construction standards
    • Clarification of driveway/crossover locations
    Submissions

    We value your feedback. Submissions, comments or questions on the proposed amendments may be emailed to rcodesreview@planning.wa.gov.au or posted to:

    Planning Manager – Urban Policy
    Locked Bag 2506
    Perth WA 6001
    Submissions close 5pm, Monday 10 October 2016.
     
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