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The Medium Density Housing Code, also known as the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code, is legislation created by the NSW Government to override Council’s planning controls to allow larger dual occupancies (duplexes), terraces, and permit manor houses in suburban areas. Manor houses are up to four units on a single block.
Dual occupancies, manor houses and terraces to be carried out under a fast–tracked complying development approval process, will not need approval from Council. Only neighbours are required to be informed of these developments, and have no right to object.
The Code commenced in the Canterbury Bankstown Local Government Area on 1 July 2020.
More information on the Code can be found here:
Bigger dual occupancies / duplexes
Manor houses allowed in suburban areas
Reduced open space
Private certifiers approve development without Council oversight
Less neighbour notification
Housing growth in suburban areas