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R-Codes 2013
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DISCLAIMER: The R-Codes Submissions Report was prepared as an aid to understand and consider issues raised during consultation. It does not represent the concluded views of the Minister for Planning, WAPC or Department of Planning. So far as practicable, material that might identify an individual submitter has been omitted.

The R-Codes provide a comprehensive basis for the control of residential development throughout Western Australia. The R-Codes 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) take effect upon publication in a special edition of the Government Gazette on Friday 2 August 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.

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.

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