Draft Medium Density Design Guide

The draft Medium Density Housing Code sets out the development standards that a proposal for medium density housing must meet in order to be assessed as complying development.

As outlined in the Explanation of Intended Effect, the new Medium Density Housing Code will enable the delivery of a range of low rise medium density housing as complying development.

It will apply in both established areas and new release greenfield areas to ensure a consistent approach across NSW.

Importantly, medium density housing will only be able to be carried out as complying development in areas that already allow medium density development under a council’s local environmental plan.