Design WA Stage 1 documents and additional resources

Design WA Stage 1 has been released by the Minister for Planning and become operational on 24 May 2019.

Design WA Stage 1

Design WA Stage 1 has been released by the Minister for Planning and will become operational on 24 May 2019.

Stage 1 includes:

State Planning Policy 7.0: Design of the Built Environment: the lead policy that elevates the importance of design quality across the whole built environment. It includes 10 principles for good design and establishes the framework for integrating design review as a part of the evaluation process.

State Planning Policy 7.3: Residential Design Codes Volume 2 – Apartments: This is a policy for apartments and mixed-use developments which focuses on improved design outcomes for apartments, and will replace Part 6 of the R-Codes.

Design Review Guide: this works with SPP7.0 to assist local governments with the establishment and operation of design review panels, and will support consistency in the design review processes already in operation across the State.  It also provides a framework for the operation of the State Design Review Panel.

Updates to the existing R-codes

Upon gazettal on the 24 May 2019, the existing State Planning Policy 3.1 Residential Design Codes will be renamed State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1, retaining all content with the exception of Part 6.

New State Planning Policy 7.3 R-Codes Volume 2 - Apartments replaces the content of Part 6 of  SPP3.1.

View SPP 3.1 Residential Design Codes.

Page last reviewed 24 May 2019
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