Find out about the role of the Building Code of Australia and the residential design codes of Western Australia.

Building Code of Australia

The Australia Building Code Board controls forms of development involving structural change, including residential, commercial and industrial development, through the building permit process.

For specific queries regarding the Building Code please contact the City's Approvals Unit on (08) 9205 8555.

Residential design codes

The Residential Design Codes of Western Australia control all forms of residential development in Western Australia through the planning approval process and the building permit process.

The Residential Design Codes were adopted in October 2002 by the Western Australian Planning Commission as a State Planning Policy and replaced the previous

Residential Planning Codes

For information relating to the Residential Design Codes please contact the City's Approvals Unit on (08) 9205 8555.

Residential design guidelines

For residential design guidelines please refer to the Planning and development policies web page