HAVE A SAY ON R-CODES
THE WA Planning Commission has released proposed amendments to the State’s Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) for public comment.
Planning Minister Donna Faragher said the proposed changes would provide greater clarity to ensure the R-Codes were applied consistently across the State.
“The R-Codes provide the basis for residential development control throughout WA,” she said.
“The proposed changes reflect the Liberal National Government’s commitment to ensure the planning system remains responsive to local government, industry and community needs.”
One of the proposed changes is the introduction of a streetscape appearance clause.
“This means local councils will be able to formally outline policies on aesthetics and character, and these policies must be endorsed by the WA Planning Commission,” Mrs Faragher said.
Draft frameworks for local councils to follow were also being prepared which would set out clear criteria and parameters, along with guidance notes for developers, industry and the community.
Submissions on the proposed amendments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .au or mailed to the planning manager - urban policy, locked bag 2506, Perth 6001.
Submissions close at 5pm on Monday, October 10.