Apartment design standards are in the midst of an overhaul in New South Wales. The state’s Department of Planning and Environment has updated the Residential Flat Design Code introduced in 2002 and replaced it with the Apartment Design Guide.

As with the code it replaces, the new Guide is intended to be used with State Environmental Planning Policy No. 65 — Design Quality of Residential Flat Buildings (SEPP 65). Minister for Planning Pru Goward said the proposed changes were part of the NSW Government’s continued efforts to put downward…