Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code
The Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code (Code) applies to all local government areas in NSW from 1 July 2020. To coincide with the full commencement of the Code minor amendments have been made to provide clarity and fix minor drafting errors (see high level table below). The amendments also include a change of name to the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code.
|Standard||Affected Housing Type||Amendment|
|Name Change||Whole Code||Change of name to the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code and the Low Rise Housing Design Guide|
|Minimum lot size
|Manor Houses and terraces||Reflect changes to LEPs that introduce a minimum lot size for manor houses and multi dwelling housing (terraces)|
|Dual occupancies and
|Clarification of the intent of the landscaping standards|
|Development that is not complying development under this code
|Whole Code||Additional types of development that cannot be complying development includes:
|Dual occupancies||Clarification that the minimum width of a lot for the development of a dual occupancy is 15m, except where the lot is only accessible from a secondary road, parallel road or lane, then its 12m.|
|Part 6, Subdivision
|Dual occupancies (subdivision of)||Removal of 60% rule to ensure that minimum lot sizes for subdivision are maintained in accordance with council LEPs|
|New terms||Whole Code||The introduction of new terms “parent lot” and “resulting lot” to clarify which area the development standard shall be applied.|
|Diagrams||Whole Code||A number of diagrams have been updated and new diagrams added to provide further explanatory details.|
A full list of amendments is available on the NSW legislation website.