Medium Density Code

Closed 16 Apr 2021

Opened 27 Nov 2020


The State Government is seeking feedback on a proposed draft Medium Density Code.  This Code will form part of SPP 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1 (R-Codes), to encourage greater diversity of well-designed housing to meet the changing needs and expectations of our community.

This consultation provides an opportunity for you to have your say about the draft Medium Density Code, including:

For more information, please visit the Design WA section of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

Information you provide in your submission will be used to help inform the final policy which is expected to be operational by late 2021. Your feedback may be used in a submission report that is made public, however personal details will not be included.

In providing comments, the following options are available:

  • detailed feedback on the specific settings of the Medium Density Code OR
  • general feedback on what’s important to you and the outcomes you would like the Code to deliver.

Why your views matter

We are seeking feedback on the draft Code and accompanying guidelines from the development industry, users of the planning system and the broader community to ensure it is effective in delivering better medium density housing, centred on good design.


What happens next

The Department will be hosting sessions during the consultation period to provide more information relating to the Medium Density Code.

Register your interest by emailing Design WA.


  • WA state-wide


  • Development and Construction Industry
  • Peak Bodies
  • Planning and Design Industry
  • State Government
  • Local Government
  • Residents
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations
  • Staff


  • Policy Development
  • Planning Reform