Local housing strategy – building in a housing opportunity area

All buildings proposed at the higher density in Housing Opportunity Areas must be designed having regard to the requirements of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS3), Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy and the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes).

It is recommended that a land owner engage the services of a suitably qualified architect, designer or draftsperson to assist in both, designing the development and the approval process.

In order to ensure that developments meet the requirements of the Residential Development Local Planning Policy and R-Codes, a development (planning) approval may include conditions that are required to be met as part of the construction and prior to occupation of the new dwellings.

Conditions specific to development in Housing Opportunity Areas may relate to:

  • Landscaping and designated street tree zones within the verge
  • Landscaping and lighting of common property areas in grouped or multiple dwelling developments
  • Establishing additional visitor parking or on-street car parking
  • Crossover location and design.