Town Planning Scheme No.2
Detailed area plans
Policies and procedures
Applications and fees
Baldivis town centre
East Rockingham heritage
Pedestrian access way
Residential design codes 2008 (R-Codes)
The Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) provide the basis for controlling and guiding residential development throughout Western Australia.
One of the primary purposes of the R-Codes is to set the maximum density of residential development by requiring that Local Authorities, as part of their Town Planning Schemes, nominate a density code for all residential zoned land (i.e. R15, R20, R40).
The density code is depicted on the Scheme Map and the number effectively relates to the maximum number of dwelling units per hectare.
Further to the above, the R-Codes is used as a basis to establish minimum lot sizes to determine whether subdivision potential exists.
The R-Codes are also the primary assessment tool against which all residential development is assessed and determined. The R-Codes stipulate matters such as boundary setbacks, building height and open space requirements.
The R-Codes provide that residential development comply with either the prescribed Acceptable Development criteria or satisfy the Performance Criteria for each of the design elements. The City of Rockingham has both Town Planning Scheme provisions and Local Planning Policies, which vary some of the R-Code provisions.
A copy of the R-codes can be downloaded from the Department of Planning website.
East Rockingham Industrial Park development guidelines
The East Rockingham Development guidelines have been prepared to guide the orderly development of serviced industrial land within the East Rockingham Industrial Park (IP14 Area).
The main objectives of the East Rockingham Development Guidelines are:
More information is provided in the following document.
To achieve a degree of consistency and compatibility in the built form and landscaping, whilst allowing for individuality and a well presented corporate or market image
To achieve an attractive and unified development which acknowledges the goal of conserving and enhancing the natural environment by emphasising the retention of natural vegetation and the introduction of complementary quality landscaping and well designed buildings
To avoid unsightly and poorly planned development and enhance and protect the investment of all owners within the East Rockingham Industrial Park and the investment of others in the region.