Urbis and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage have collaborated to develop the new State Planning Policy – Precinct Design, with the aim of setting an industry-leading framework for urban development across the State.
In a first for WA, the Precinct Design Policy involves a performance-based approach, identifying relevant criteria that will reflect not only the site but the context in which it sits, ensuring design solutions that are responsive to the existing and desired character of each precinct.
Ray Haeren, WA Regional Director, said, “Excellent urban development is about creating outstanding places and communities for now and for the future. The Precinct Design Policy has been developed to consider a precinct in its entirety with people at its centre. It’s about whole precincts and more importantly about their context and purpose – a holistic approach that ensures best practice urban design through bespoke solutions.”