The State Government has recently released Design WA – Stage 2: Precinct Design for public comment.
The draft policy will guide how vibrant new communities are planned and existing ones revitalised, with a focus around transport hubs, such as those delivered through the METRONET program, and activity centres.
It will guide how planning proposals for areas that require a high level of planning and design focus are planned and assessed, particularly those that are complex, whether that be due to mixed use components, increased density, planned infill development or activity centre designation.
The draft policy will also introduce seven design elements including urban ecology and structure, movement and the public realm, to ensure that precincts reflect local character and context, and benefit communities.
Design WA is set to redefine the built environment by placing good design at the centre of all development. Together with the METRONET program it provides the platform to accommodate a growing population close to new and existing public transport infrastructure.
For more information or to have your say on Design WA – Stage 2: Precinct Design and associated guidelines visit https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/designwa-precinct-design