A traditional Freo cottage
The current R-Codes and Scheme does not always deliver good outcomes in our neighbourhoods. Too often we end up with developments without gardens, with excessive building bulk and overshadowing that negatively affects neighbours.
To combat this, and provide more diverse quality housing options, The Council is investigating a possible Scheme Amendment that would create more modest, affordable, sustainable homes and provide housing diversity that suits different peoples needs.
The amendment proposes:
– maximum dwelling size 120m2
– 70% open space
– 20% deep root planting zone (trees)
– minimum 5m setback at the rear
– maximum 1 car bay per dwelling
– strict design guidelines and mechanisms will apply
– streetscape policy will apply
We are taking a very cautious approach, thoroughly investigating the potential interpretations with the help of experts from the Australian Urban Design Research Centre to ensure the desired outcomes are achieved. A report on the investigation and next steps will be debated at the Special Projects Committee this Wednesday (see the SPC agenda and agenda attachments here for all the details). Read more »