“Low-rise medium density housing is the missing part of the NSW housing stock between traditional free-standing homes and strata-titled apartments.
“The Code and Design Guide will encourage the market to provide more diverse housing options by making it easier to build well-designed, quality medium density homes that respect existing neighbourhoods.”
Proposed two-storey building height limits will ensure the size and scale of complying development is low rise and will fit into established streetscapes.
The Medium Density Design Guide aims to improve the design of medium density housing by addressing layout, landscaping, private open space, light, natural ventilation and privacy.
The new code will only apply in areas where councils have already permitted medium density housing under their Local Environmental Plan. A three-month deferred commencement period will apply to the Code and Design Guide to allow councils and industry time to prepare for the new changes.
For more information on the code and design guide, visit here.