By Anna Barclay | 21 Sep 2016

Urbis Melbourne Planning has made a detailed submission to the Victorian State Government on the Better Apartment Draft Design Standards.

While Urbis supports the introduction of a new Provision into the Victorian Planning Provisions, our submission highlights areas where clarification is required on the proposed Draft Design Standards (DDS) and offers recommendations to achieve the desired outcomes sought by the Government, while at the same time limiting unintended adverse impacts and providing improved efficiency for the built environment professionals.

In preparing this submission we hosted a workshop with many of Melbourne’s top and emerging architecture practices on 29 August, 2016. This approach ensured a deep understanding of the DDS in practice (and leveraged experience from Sydney’s SEPP65 and other international cities) and was used to inform and test key issues highlighted in this document.

To read a copy of our submission click HERE

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We believe the guidelines should provide clear objectives which allow recognition of innovative and creative design to achieve high levels of amenity for occupants as well as high quality contributions to Melbourne’s urban setting without negatively impacting housing affordability.

For detail of the draft design standards click here for a link to the PDF document.

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