Draft medium density design guide: tools for improving the design of medium density residential development

Housing development Architecture Urban planning Housing density Australia New South Wales

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on the draft Medium Density Design Guide. The Design Guide is intended to assist in achieving better design and planning outcomes for low-rise, medium-density housing. It provides guidance and criteria for designing and assessing these developments.

The Design Guide has been prepared to:

  • assist developers, planners, urban designers, architects, building designers, landscape architects, and other professionals when designing medium density dwellings and preparing a complying development or development proposal.
  • assist planning professionals in local and state government with strategic planning, preparing local controls and assessing development proposals.
  • inform the community of what is required to achieve good design and planning practice for medium density residential dwellings.
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