The Low Rise Housing Diversity Code is supported by the Low Rise Housing Diversity Design Guide for Complying Development (PDF, 14.4 MB).
The Low Rise Housing Diversity Design Guide for complying development has been developed in close consultation with councils, industry and the community to ensure good design outcomes are achieved for dual occupancies, manor houses and terraces.
The Design Guide for complying development has been developed in partnership with the Government Architect’s Office and will ensure a consistent approach to the design and delivery of quality dual occupancies, manor houses and terraces in communities right across NSW. The Low Rise Housing Diversity Design Guide for complying development aims to improve design by addressing key considerations, including layout, landscaping, private open space, light, natural ventilation and privacy.
An applicant can now also lodge a development application (DA) for manor houses and terraces where council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) permits multi dwelling housing.
The Department has prepared a Low Rise Housing Diversity Design Guide for Development Applications (PDF, 16.8 MB) to assist councils when assessing manor houses and terraces as a DA until they develop their Development Control Plan (DCP). This Design Guide for DAs will provide councils with best practice controls and design standards to ensure developments are well designed and will fit into the local character of the area.
A copy of the superseded Medium Density Design Guide for Development Applications (as referred to clause 92 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000) can still be accessed.
A planning circular PS 18–007 has been released (11 July, 2018) to provide guidance to councils, applicants and practitioners on how and where the Design Guide for Development Applications (DAs) applies.
Fillable Design Verification Statement forms are now available which are located below.
Page last updated: 20/10/2020