Medium Density Residential Design Codes

Medium Density Housing Code Deferred.

The amended State Planning Policy 7.3 including the new Medium Density Code provisions was scheduled to be gazetted on 1 September 2023 as part of a staged transition to introduce the new standards. 

The State Government has since requested that the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) defer gazettal of the amended policy in consideration of continuing challenges in the housing construction market and to undertake amendments to it to retain current (2021) policy provisions for R30 and R40 coded development The WAPC has considered the Minister’s request and agreed to prepare these amendments.  

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage - Design and Built Environment Policy team via: designwa@dplh.wa.gov.au