The Medium Density Housing Code has been in the NSW Planning pipeline for a few years. A draft was released in late 2016 with an open design competition run at the end of 2016 to test the draft controls.
The Final Code was adopted a few months ago and is due to come into effect on 6 July 2018. We’ve done quite a bit of homework to get to understand the Code and how it might be useful for our existing and prospective clients. Read more →
Over the next 5 years the NSW State Government targeting the construction of 200 000 new homes. To date, however, less than 5% of housing stock in Sydney is designed by architects. It is likely, therefore, that architects will not be involved in the design of the majority of these new dwellings, albeit due to the requirements of SEPP 65, at a higher proportion than historically. Read more →