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May 16, 2017

The Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) outline standards for residential development in Western Australia. They form the basis for the design and assessment of most residential development in Western Australia.

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has released new
R-Codes practice notes
and an assessment checklist to assist designers, applicants, assessors and decision-makers involved in residential development.

The aim of the Practice Notes is to clarify common technical matters arising for applicants, assessors and decision-makers throughout the interpretation and implementation of R-Codes ‘deemed to comply’ standards. General operational matters are also addressed regarding R-Codes status and application.

The Assessment Checklist aims to provide a determination process that is consistent, accurate and quicker; through streamlining the residential development applications compliance assessment, outlining all matters to be taken under consideration.

The checklist and practice notes can be viewed on the Department of Planning website.

R-Codes Practice Notes