The Department of Planning yesterday released a draft suite of documents aimed at elevating the role of design in delivering quality developments, in particular, multiple dwellings and mixed use developments. The collection of draft documents includes SPP 7 — design of the built environment. As part of Design WA, this draft policy will replace part 6 of the Residential Design Codes WA (R-Codes) which specifically relates to multiple dwelling developments.
The Western Australian Planningbrou Commission (WAPC) adopted a revised version of Development Control Policy 1.10 – Freeway Service Centres and Roadhouses (DC1.10) in August 2016. The August 2016 revised Policy supersedes the original DC1.10 Policy adopted in August 2001 which has seen the development of the Baldivis Freeway Service Centre (FSC), and approval of the West Pinjarra FSC.