Design WA is an initiative of the State Government to ensure that good design practice becomes imbedded in all new development across Western Australia. Delivered as a series of reforms to current design policy, the Department of Planning is seeking feedback on the initiative through until the 20th December.
From our perspective, it’s a relief to see the state government publically advocating for quality design in WA, particularly as it has come as a result of the recommendations put forward by #designperth! CODA worked with the Department on the multi-residential component of the reforms, reviewing a series of approved developments to see how they would stack up against the proposed new design codes.
More about Design WA can be found here, including a short film and downloadable versions of each policy.