Medium Density Housing Code

The Medium Density Housing Code delivers better housing choice across Perth to reflect our changing lifestyles and housing needs, and create more vibrant communities.
Last updated: 28 February 2023

The State Government has introduced a new Medium Density Housing Code – another key policy improvement in the program of planning reforms which are being implemented through legislative, regulatory and policy changes. 

The new Medium Density Housing Code provisions form part of the amended State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes, Volume 1 (R-Codes) .  

The amended R-Codes challenge traditional thinking about how we design and deliver medium density housing by fostering good design to drive innovation and diversity in housing types and improving liveability for better social and environmental outcomes. 

If you have any queries on the amended policy please refer to the resources and information available through the below links or contact the Design and Built Environment Policy team via: