The Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) is a State Planning Policy. The R-Codes aim to enhance the amenity of the community.
If a building's design doesn't meet the R-Codes, a variation can be applied for.
Where a proposed design impacts a neighbour, they may need to be consulted. The consultation is for a minimum of calendar 14 days.
Minimum requirements for an application are as follows:
- Completed ‘Residential Design Codes Variation’ application form
- Supporting documentation:
- Site plan scale 1:200
- Floor plan
Applications can be submitted as follows:
- An application can be lodged via post or in person
- The City does not offer online submission for building applications.
The applicable fee must be paid on application submission.