Amended R-Codes 2013 (Effective 2/8/2013)
The documents below are available for user download and printing.
The R-Codes provide a comprehensive basis for the control of residential development throughout Western Australia. Following an extensive period of stakeholder engagement, the amendment to the R-Codes (2013) aims to address emerging design trends, promote sustainability, improve clarity and highlight assessment pathways to facilitate better residential design outcomes throughout Western Australia.
The R-Codes (2013) will take effect upon publication in a special edition of the Government Gazette on Friday 2 August 2013. As the Governor has granted final approval to the R-Codes (2013), the Department has now publicly released the amended R-Codes (2013) and accompanying guidance documents. The Department is undertaking a comprehensive transition and communications process to ensure stakeholder familiarisation and preparation well ahead of the gazettal of the R-Codes (2013).
As the R-Codes are used for the assessment of residential subdivision proposals, consequential changes have also been made to Development Control Policy 2.2 Residential Subdivision.
The R-Codes Explanatory Guidelines, Planning Bulletin 109/2013 – Residential Design Codes, R-Codes FAQs and Summary schedule of amendments documents above further explain the operation of the R-Codes, provide context and assistance in interpreting the provisions and provide answers to frequently asked questions.
To assist with the implementation and transition to the amended R-Codes, a series of information sessions will be held in Perth and in regional locations to explain the amendments. Information sessions currently will be held in the following locations:
|Department of Planning (Level 2, 140 William St, Perth)||20 June 2013, 10:00am (this session is now fully booked) and 2.00pm|
|Kalgoorlie (Town Hall, corner Hannan St & Wilson St, Kalgoorlie)||28 June 2013, 1.00pm|
|Albany (City of Albany Administration Centre, 102 North Rd, Yakamia)||1 July 2013, 10.30am|
|Broome (Shire of Broome Administration Centre, Cnr Weld St & Hass St, Broome||4 July 2013, 1.30pm|
|Geraldton (City of Greater Geraldton Administration Centre, 63 Cathedral Ave, Geraldton)||10 July 2013, 1.00pm|
|Karratha (Lotteries House, 7 Morse Crt, Karratha)||18 July 2013, 1.30pm|
If you would like to attend one of the information sessions, please RSVP by emailing RCodesReview@planning.wa.gov.au and include your name, location and date of the session you would like to attend. We will confirm your registration via reply email.
As the R-Codes are administered and applied by local government, all enquiries relating to specific development proposals, including the application and interpretation of provisions of the R-Codes to specific development proposals, must be directed to the relevant local government where the development proposal is located.
R-Codes Share Forum
The R-Codes Share Forum is hosted on an off-site server on behalf of the WAPC to provide users of the R-Codes with an informal forum to discuss issues arising from practical implementation. Please note the views expressed on the forum are not presented as the official position of the WAPC.