By David Cresp | 14 Mar 2018

The Department of Planning Lands and Heritage in WA has just released a draft Position Statement on the development of lots under 100 sq.m. As part of the release of this Position Statement, Urbis provided a report summarising a previous report provided for LandCorp on the national market trends in terrace housing.

We’re pleased that this report was launched at the UDIA ‘Medium Density – Finding the Missing Middle’ event in Perth today. 

The research reveals that terrace housing on lots less than 100 m² have only been delivered in a small number of housing estates around Australia; with most examples found in Peet’s Lightsview in South Australia and Economic Development Queensland’s Fitzgibbon Chase. A limited release of lots has also occurred in a few other estates in each of these states.

Small lots provided the opportunity for innovative and design-led housing solutions

Reviews of relevant planning frameworks and interviews with the respective developers identify clear drivers for this form of development:

  • Affordable
  • Connected
  • High Amenity
  • Providing diversity

The study found that small lots provided the opportunity for innovative and design-led housing solutions. These respond to contemporary living needs and choices through well-considered dwellings that contribute to their surroundings.

Want the detail on the four key drivers? Want to learn more about the design considerations in the study? Want to see several detailed case studies? 

Access the report here

For further information, contact David Cresp, Kris Nolan or Michael Webb.

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