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R-CODES AMENDMENTS RELEASED FOR CONSULTATION

Aug 10, 2016

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has released the R-Codes proposed amendments for public comment.  The submission period will conclude on 10 of October, 2016.

Some of the 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

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